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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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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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Press Release: Fossil Free Indexes’ Divestment Strategies Are Now Available through Parametric Portfolio Associates

NEW YORK - Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) index and research company, has licensed the Fossil Free Indexes US (FFIUS) to Parametric Portfolio Associates, a leading global asset management firm. The asset manager will make the index available to institutional investors and advisors of high-net-worth individuals. With this offering, the FFIUS is available for the first time to investors interested in...

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Press Release: New Report Tallies CO2 Emissions Financed by CalPERS Portfolio, Highlights Investment Risks

NEW YORK - Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) index and research company, today released a report entitled “The CalPERS Portfolio and Fossil Fuel Reserve-related CO2 Emissions 2004-2013.” The report reviewed CalPERS’ share of global fossil fuel reserves, finding that the financed emissions supported by CalPERS’ oil and gas holdings would be equivalent to the emissions embedded in reserves held by...

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