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Steep Losses for Prominent Institutional Investors in Collapse of $2 Billion Oil and Gas Fund

Wall Street Journal: A $2 billion private-equity fund that borrowed heavily to buy oil and gas wells before energy prices plunged is now worth essentially nothing, an unusual debacle that is wiping out investments by major pensions, endowments and charitable foundations. EnerVest Ltd., a Houston private-equity firm that focuses on energy investments, manages the fund. […]

July 17, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Op-Ed: To Avoid Heavy Losses, Insurance Companies Must Wake Up to Risks of Fossil Fuel Projects

Some Insurance Giants Have Divested from Coal, Yet Sector Continues to Underwrite Coal Projects and Fails to Ask the Right Questions

Insurance underpins our industrial society. Without prudent risk management by the insurance industry, no high rise can be built and no major factory can be operated. Taking a long-term view on risk, insurance companies have warned about the impacts of global warming and encouraged climate action since the 1970s. Their far-sighted position is not purely […]

July 13, 2017 Read More →

California Pension Fund Pushes Kinder Morgan to Disclose Climate-Change Portfolio Risk

Law360: The California Public Employees’ Retirement System on Thursday threw its weight behind a shareholder proposal urging Kinder Morgan Inc. to disclose the risks posed to its business by global efforts to combat climate change, a proposal opposed by the oil and gas infrastructure giant’s board of directors. CalPERS, which says it owns approximately 4.73 […]

April 7, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: The Case for Institutional Investment in Clean Energy

Madeleine Cuff for Norway is under mounting pressure to allow its sovereign wealth fund the ability to invest i unlisted infrastructure assets – such as clean energy projects – to boost growth prospects an curb climate risk. In June this year, Norwegian lawmakers will face a choice – a choice that could not only […]

February 23, 2017 Read More →