Environmental Reading


History and General Background

U.N. Global Compact. 2004. “Who Cares Wins: Connecting Financial Markets to a Changing World.”
www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/events/2004/stocks/who_cares_wins_global_compact_2004.pdf

U.S. SIF: The Form for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. 2018. “Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends.”
www.ussif.org/files/Trends/Trends%202018%20executive%20summary%20FINAL.pdf (Previous year reports available at: www.ussif.org/currentandpast)

Global Sustainable Investment Alliance. 2018. “2018 Global Sustainable Investment Review.”
www.gsi-alliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GSIR_Review2018F.pdf

Kell, George. 2018. “The Remarkable Rise of ESG.”
insights.arabesque.com/2018/08/20/the-remarkable-rise-of-esg/

Economist Intelligence Unit Perspectives. 2018. “The story of ESG.” March 5.
eiuperspectives.economist.com/sustainability/story-esg

Schueth, Steve. 2003. “Socially Responsible Investing in the United States.” Journal of Business Ethics 43: 189-194.


About the Rating Systems

SustainAbility. 2019. “Rate the Raters 2019: Expert Views on ESG Ratings.”
sustainability.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SA-RateTheRaters-2019-1.pdf

Kerber, Ross, and Michael Flaherty. 2017. “Investing with ‘green’ ratings? It’s a gray area.” Reuters June 26.
www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-ratings-analysis-idUSKBN19H0DM

Bender, Jennifer, Todd Arthur Bridges, Chen He, Anna Lester, and Xiaole Sun. 2018. “A Blueprint for integrating ESG into Equity Portfolios.” The Journal of Investment Management 16 (1).
papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3080381

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. “SASB Materiality Map.”
materiality.sasb.org/


Does ESG Work?

Friede, Gunnar, Timo Busch, and Alexander Bassen. 2015. “ESG and financial performance: aggregated evidence from more than 2000 empirical studies.” Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment 5 (4): 210-233.
www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20430795.2015.1118917

Serafeim, George. 2019. “ESG Returns Eventually Will Win Over Critics.” Barron’s. March 1.

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. 2018. “Making a positive impact – on financial performance and on society: Measuring ESG.” CIO Insights Reflections. April.
www.db.com/newsroom_news/CIO_Insights_Reflections_ESG_-_Making_a_positive_impact_WM.pdf

Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. 2019. “Sustainable Reality: Analyzing Risk and Returns of Sustainable Funds.”


About Environmental Investing

S&P Global. 2019. “Understanding the ‘E’ in ESG.” Oct. 23.
www.spglobal.com/en/research-insights/articles/understanding-the-e-in-esg

Kerber, Ross, and Michael Flaherty. 2017. “Investing with ‘green’ ratings? It’s a gray area.” Reuters June 26.
www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-ratings-analysis-idUSKBN19H0DM

Buttonwood. 2020. “Inessential Oils.” The Economist. Jan. 11. Available to subscribers at:
www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/01/09/jeremy-grantham-on-divesting-from-big-oil


About Fossil Fuels

Ritchie, Hannah, and Max Rosner. 2020. “Fossil Fuels.” OurWorldInData.org.
ourworldindata.org/fossil-fuels

BP. 2019. “BP Statistical Review of World Energy.”
www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/business-sites/en/global/corporate/pdfs/energy-economics/statistical-review/bp-stats-review-2019-full-report.pdf

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 2015. “What is the Paris Agreement?”
unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/what-is-the-paris-agreement

EI, IISD, ODI, Climate Analytics, CICERO, and UNEP. 2019. “The Production Gap: The discrepancy between countries’ planned fossil fuel production and global production levels consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C or 2°C.”
productiongap.org

Bos, Kyra, and Joyeeta Gupta. 2019. “Stranded assets and stranded resources: Implications for climate change mitigation and global sustainable development.” Energy Research & Social Science 56.
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629618305383


About Carbon Intensity

West, Jason. 2019. “Why carbon dioxide has such outsized influence on Earth’s climate.” EarthSky.org. Sept. 16.
earthsky.org/earth/why-carbon-dioxide-co2-influence-earths-climate-greenhouse-effect

Ritchie, Hannah, and Max Rosner. 2019. “CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” OurWorldInData.org.
ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions

Carbon Brief. “The impacts of climate change at 1.5C, 2C and beyond.”
interactive.carbonbrief.org/impacts-climate-change-one-point-five-degrees-two-degrees/

Keoleian, Gregory. 2019. “Scope 1,2,3 Emissions: Framework and Objectives.” University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems, President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality. March 11.
sustainability.umich.edu/media/files/Scope-1-2-3-Emissions-2019-03-11-PCCN-Meeting-Keoleian.pdf

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Learn About the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).”
www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/learn-about-greenhouse-gas-reporting-program-ghgrp

Lubin, David A., Tim Nixon, and Chris Mangieri. 2019. “Transparency: The Pathway to Leadership for Carbon Intensive Businesses.” Thompson Reuters and Constellation Research & Technology.
www.reuters.com/media-campaign/brandfeatures/transparency-report/the-pathway-to-leadership-for-carbon-intensive-businesses-feb2019.pdf


About Divestment

MacAskill, William. 2015. “Does Divestment Work?” The New Yorker. Oct. 2015.
www.newyorker.com/business/currency/does-divestment-work

The Opinion Pages Room for Debate. 2013. “Is Divestment an Effective Means of Protest?” The New York Times. Jan. 27.
www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/01/27/is-divestment-an-effective-means-of-protest

Fossil Free. “1000+ Divestment Commitments.” Fossil Free: Divestment.
gofossilfree.org/divestment/commitments/

Arabella Advisors. 2018. “The Global Fossil Fuel Divestment and Clean Energy Investment Movement.” Arabella Advisors.
www.arabellaadvisors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Global-Divestment-Report-2018.pdf


Sustainable Investments

Hale, Jon. 2019. “Flows into sustainable funds top $13 billion through September.” Medium.com. Oct. 11.
medium.com/the-esg-advisor/flows-into-sustainable-funds-top-13-billion-through-september-86a72bdc90f6

Hale, Jon. 2019. “Sustainable Investing Stories of 2019.” Medium.com. Dec. 13.
medium.com/the-esg-advisor/10-sustainable-investing-stories-of-2019-bcfa9502e61

U.S. SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. “Fast Facts.”
www.ussif.org/fastfacts


About Oil

Yergin, Daniel. The Prize, The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power. Free Press, 2009.

Segaller, Steven (executive producer). 2004. “Extreme Oil.” Thirteen.
www.thirteen.org/wnet/extremeoil/index.html

Resource library, encyclopedic entry. “Petroleum.” National Geographic.
www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/petroleum/

U.S. Energy Information Agency. “Oil: crude and petroleum products explained.” U.S. Energy Information Agency.
www.eia.gov/energyexplained/oil-and-petroleum-products/refining-crude-oil-inputs-and-outputs.php







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