Category Archives: Investment

Going Green On the TSX

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAs the severity and frequency of extreme weather events keep increasing, there is a growing realization that Climate Change brings costs and opportunities. These can be analyzed  in financial terms, by measuring the in tons of carbon produced, meters of water and hectares of land use. The British data company Trucost Plc evaluates individual companies environmental performances, calculates their annual emissions and,  dividing this by annual revenues, gives them a rating. Trucost Plc, S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) have partnered to offer three new subindexes for investors going green on the TSX.

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Western Europe Is The #1 Choice For Foreign Investors

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Western Europe is the #1 choice destination for foreign investors, according to this year’s EY Foreign investment survey. Half of the respondents indicated it was the most attractive region to establish operations and 59% expect the financial climate to get even better. Investors with a European presence were more likely to rank it first (55%), while other respondents tended to prefer North America or China.

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Churches are Divesting Themselves of Fossil Fuel Investments

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“We have sinned,” the President of America’s most prominent seminary wrote in Time Magazine. She was not referring to a sex scandal or embezzlement, but rather the Union Theological Seminary’s stock portfolio. In the past, many mainstream churches have spoken against Climate Change in the past. Now they are divesting themselves of fossil fuel investments.

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