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The Guardian: Carbon Reserves Held by Top Fossil Fuel Companies Soar

"It’s the companies in FFI’s Carbon Underground 200 who are going after the extreme stuff, which really needs to stay in the ground," Stuart Braman, FFI Founder & ChairmanAs part of their Keep in the Ground campaign, The Guardian's Damian Carrington covers FFI's 2015 update of The Carbon Underground 200 and talks with FFI Founder and Chairman Stuart Braman. FFI’s top 200 list is a good guide for those wanting to divest, as it...

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Mashable: Harvard’s $36 Billion Endowment May Have a 100-million-ton Carbon Footprint

If considered as a fossil fuel company itself, Harvard would rank as number 88 of the top 100 companies as ranked by their potential carbon emissions.Mashable's Andrew Freeman reports on FFI's analysis of carbon reserves emissions associated with the Harvard Endowment direct holdings in The Carbon Undergound 200. The report found that Harvard University's $36 billion endowment — the largest in the world — may finance more than 100 million...

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‘Behind The Curve’ On Climate Risk

A handful of listed businesses are showing all the signs of being well ‘behind the curve’ when it comes to their response to investor and stakeholder concerns on issues surrounding sustainability and climate change. Forbes Contributor Dina Medland covers Fossil Free Indexes' release of The Carbon Underground 2015 in advance of Global Divestment Day. Read the full article here.

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Why It’s Hard to Divest From Fossil Fuels (Even If You Want To)

The focus of the divestment movement is on reserve ownership, because most of that has to stay in the ground. Money Magazine's Pat Regnier, reviewing fossil free mutual fund investment options, cites FFI's Carbon Underground 200 and quotes CEO Stuart Braman. Read the full article here.

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In the News: Green And Growth Can Go Hand In Hand Together

Forbes Contributor Dina Medland highlights Fossil Free Indexes' FFIUS license agreement with Parametric Portfolio Associates in her article on the new embrace of ESG factors in corporate and investment decisions. Read the full article here. FFI’s focus on index products and research highlighting the carbon emissions embedded in the portfolios of institutional and individual investors aligns with the values and concerns of many investors.

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In the News: This Approach to Climate Change Doesn’t Involve Obama, the Senate or the UN

Unorthodox hypothesis: that reducing diversification in a portfolio won’t necessarily reduce its risk. Eric Rosten of Bloomberg's The Grid suggests that perhaps it’s time for investors to save the planet and offers up Fossil Free Indexes' FFIUS index as the vehicle to make it happen. See his post This Approach to Climate Change Doesn't Involve Obama, the Senate or the UN.

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In the News: Wall Street’s Climate War Intensifies With New Weapons

We're primed to give investors a unique opportunity to invest in the broad market while avoiding the increasing risk of long-term investment in fossil fuels. Following up on his June 26 article, Wall Street: Your Climate War Has Arrived, National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent Ben Geman highlights the launch of Fossil Free Indexes' FFIUS benchmark as a new tool that gives broad market investors the ability to fight global...

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In the News: New ‘Fossil Free’ Investment Index Boosts Divestment Movement

Blue and Green Tomorrow's Tom Revell covers the launch of Fossil Free Indexes' first benchmark index FFIUS - Fossil Free Indexes US. Read the article here.  

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In the News: The Carbon Underground Identifies Most Polluting Companies for Divestment Campaign

  Pointing to investor concerns about the sustainability of the companies they invest in, Charlotte Malone writes in Blue & Green Tomorrow on the impact of The Carbon Underground to the divestment campaign. See: Index Identifies Most Polluting Companies for Divestment Campaign   Blair Palese, CEO of 350.org Australia, said, “Moral arguments aside, investors a becoming increasingly aware of the financial risks...

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In the News: Why the UN Climate Negotiations Remain Critical

  Governments and High Net Worth individuals own a majority of global assets in general, and governments also own a majority of coal and oil assets in the ground.  Therefore the Climate Negotiation process of the UN remains critical. Citing the release of "The Carbon Underground" as a key new development to watch, Cary Krosinsky writes in About.com Sustainable Investing  on why the UN remains mission critical to the climate change...

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