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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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Largest 200 Fossil Fuel Companies Continue to Expand Their Reserves Despite Glut, According to Fossil Free Indexes

NEW YORK – Fossil Free Indexes (FFI) today released a report showing that oil, gas, and coal companies have expanded their reported reserves in the last year, even though 80% of existing reserves cannot be used in order to avert the most damaging effects of climate change, according to IPCC models. FFI’s report, The Carbon Underground 2015: The World’s Top 200 Public Companies Ranked by the Carbon Content of their Fossil Fuel Reserves,...

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Fossil Free Indexes Expands its Executive Team

Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), a New York-based provider of benchmarks, tools, and research that support carbon-responsible investing, announced the expansion of its management team today. The firm added two new members: Chris Ito, a financial services executive with previous successes in launching and growing a variety of businesses and with hands-on investment management experience, joins Fossil Free Indexes as Chief Operations Officer. Jag...

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Press Release: Tar Sands Companies Increase Potential Carbon Emissions by Five Times Within a Decade, According to Fossil Free Indexes’ New Research

NEW YORK – The top 20 public tar sands companies ranked by the carbon emissions embedded in their tar sands reserves have increased their potential climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions by more than five times within a decade, according to Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), a New York-based research company focusing on environmentally sustainable index and investment solutions. This finding is derived from FFI’s Carbon Underground Tar Sands 20,...

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