All posts by philcain

[cutting] Ethical investment up-ended by Hunter Hall turmoil | Sydney Morning Herald

Investors with more than $1 billion between them with deep-green investment manager Hunter Hall, must be wondering what to do after the shock resignation of founder Peter Hall.  … Hall bet big that financial markets would be in turmoil following the election in November of Donald Trump as the president of the United States.

Source: www.smh.com.au/money/investing/ethical-investment-upended-by-hunter-hall-turmoil-20170222-guifq0.html

[cutting] Investors renew call on Exxon to address climate risk | Lansing Star

A coalition of institutional investors, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF), and the Church of England investment fund, have again asked ExxonMobil to report how its business will be impacted by global efforts to mitigate climate change.

Source: www.lansingstar.com/business-a-technology/13532-investors-renew-call-on-exxon-to-address-climate-risk

[cutting] UK workplace pension invests in climate-aware fund | FTfm

Nest [a workplace pension set up by the UK government] has shifted around one-fifth of its current developed markets equity portfolio into a new UBS Life Climate Aware World Equity fund.

Source: www.ft.com/content/49ceb18e-f9e3-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65

[cutting] David Blood’s Generation Top Q4 Moves: Facebook, Amazon, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust

In the fourth-quarter hedge fund guru David Blood initiated new positions in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) while reducing his position in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY).

Source: www.smarteranalyst.com/2017/02/22/david-bloods-top-q4-moves-facebook-inc-fb-amazon-com-inc-amzn-spdr-sp-500-etf-trust-spy/

[cutting] AXA IM to launch gender diversity-focused fund | Investment Week

AXA Investment Managers will launch a new fund to invest in companies promoting best practice regarding gender diversity.

Source: www.investmentweek.co.uk/investment-week/news/3005096/axa-im-launches-gender-diversity-focused-fund-for-lamirel

[cutting] Singapore-based ID Capital focusses on startups that build sustainable food solutions | Your Story

In a world where foodtech is predominately defined by online delivery, Singapore-based boutique investment and consulting company ID Capital is helping startups build sustainable food solutions.

Source: yourstory.com/2017/02/id-capital-future-food-asia/

[cutting] Green Investment should be prioritised in Rwanda | New Times, Rwanda

Rwanda has the objective of infrastructure development as one of pillars of vision 2020. Agriculture infrastructure in Rwanda is underdeveloped and needs financing through investment. Green Investment could be used as alternative for such financing, says Dr Jaya Shukula is the head of Agriculture and Ressource Economics at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Source: www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2017-02-21/208209/

[cutting] Investment firms launch sustainable seafood holding company | Undercurrent News

Zoma Capital and Encourage Capital have teamed up to launch Pescador Holdings, a sustainable seafood investment holding company. .. Pescador starts with an initial $10 million commitment from Zoma, the family investment office of Ben and Lucy Ana Walton.

Source: www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/02/15/investment-firms-launch-sustainable-seafood-holding-company/

[cutting] Palm oil: HSBC statement on revised agricultural commodities policy | HSBC

HSBC agrees that rainforests need to be safeguarded from destruction with protection for local people and the rare species dependent on them.

Source: www.hsbc.com/news-and-insight/media-resources/media-releases/2017/hsbc-statement-on-revised-agricultural-commodities-policy

[cutting] $2.6m investment for online surplus food marketplace | Hospitality Magazine

An Australian surplus food marketplace, Yume, has secured an investment of $2.6 million, which will be used to fund its expansion throughout Australia.

Source: www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/food/news/$2-6m-investment-for-online-surplus-food-marketpla