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COP21 and Investing for the Long Term

World Leaders and Investors: Similar Dilemmas On November 30, world leaders will meet in Paris at the Conference of Parties (COP21) in an attempt to construct a global climate agreement that will put the world on a path to a more sustainable future. The deliberations necessary for this agreement will be complex, require sacrifices, and will involve a combination of political, economic, and social considerations. During these deliberations,...

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Carbon Emissions Measurements for Investors, Part 1: The Big Picture

With the advent of the United Nations 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) for climate change, many investors are starting to use carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions as a metric to evaluate companies. Current emissions figures are commonly cited, and although they do provide some useful information, they fail to measure the sheer amount of carbon controlled by energy companies. The most popular measure of emissions is current annual greenhouse gas...

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