GreenBiz: Wells Fargo pledges $200 billion for low-carbon economy projects (April 2018)

GreenBiz, Cassandra Sweet,

Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion in fines for violating federal rules and unfairly charging consumers inappropriate fees as part of its mortgage lending operation, according to a settlement the company reached with federal regulators.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco-based bank said Thursday that it plans to put $200 billion toward investment in, and finance of, companies and projects involved with clean technologies, renewable energy, green bonds and alternative transportation, by 2030.More

Why carbon pricing matters: A guide for implementation from World Business Council for Sustainable Development (April 2018)

On April 19, 2018 WBCSD released a new in-depth guide for policymakers on carbon pricing.

It aims to spur discussions between policymakers and business leaders on how best to implement a carbon price to encourage low-carbon innovation and investment, while creating a level playing field for meeting the 2°C objective.

WBCSD see carbon pricing as one of the most efficient means of driving the transition to a low-carbon world – learn more today.More

World Economic Forum: Environmental and cyber risks predominate (WEF, January 2018)

The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth.

Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs of uncertainty, instability and fragility.

This year’s report covers more risks than ever, but focuses in particular on four key areas: environmental degradation, cybersecurity breaches, economic strains and geopolitical tensions. And in a new series called “Future Shocks” the report cautions against complacency and highlights the need to prepare for sudden and dramatic disruptions.

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