United Kingdom Carbon Emissions Rose 4 Percent in 2012 8/5/2013 The Guardian
On July 25, the United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Change released data documenting a four percent rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, reversing a downward trend. Coal produced 39 percent of the UK’s electricity in 2012, compared to 29 percent in 2011. The four percent rise in CO2 emissions earned the UK the last spot in the European Union (EU) on the list of yearly emission totals, behind Lithuania (an increase of 1.7 percent) and Germany (an increase of less than one percent). The rise in emissions will make it difficult for the UK to achieve its climate change targets.For additional information see: The Guardian
Asset Owner Partnerships
TBLI Conference and Nexus Europe have agreed to become partners. As part of this partnership, TBLI will include a special session for a ‘Next Generation Dialogue’ in the program of the upcoming TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE 2013 in Zurich. Nexus Europe will invite their Next Gen HNW members (1000) to attend TBLI CONFERENCE EUROPE as guest asset owners.
Nexus is an international network of young investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, influencers, and allies who work to grow and improve philanthropy and social impact investing. The network collaborates to advance the potential of next generation leadership across nations and sectors as well as to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship for dialogue, group problem solving and education. The membership includes people from more than 60 countries and hundreds of the world’s most influential families.
I recently got some questions from relations in financial sector regarding our summit the TBLI CONFERENCE™, as to why they should come. Apart from meeting the thought leaders in the industry and experiencing very effective peer to peer learning, I thought it would be good idea for those who never experienced our annual summit to address those points.
Why should you attend TBLI CONFERENCE™?
This conference is hands on and will help you answer some important questions, such as:
- How will climate change impact investments?
- What does ESG mean anyway? And what is Impact Investment?
- What is the sense of urgency to include ESG in an investment strategy?
- Which strategies should I consider in the current market environment, and how do I implement?
- How should I optimize my portfolio in ESG and Impact Investment?
- What can I expect in terms of risk, return and cost?
- Can I see Case Studies on return and risk using ESG strategies?