‘UK’s largest pension scheme’ to divest from fossil fuels within two years

USS has also vowed to exclude from its investment portfolio tobacco manufacturers and companies related to landmines and explosives

More than 200 corporate organisations and networks call on government to ensure green recovery

CEOs from across the economy have written a letter urging that coronavirus recovery efforts align with the UK’s wider social, environmental and climate goals

Webinar: A to Zero: How NatWest Group turned energy management into an industry-leading climate commitment

This webinar will be brought to you live tomorrow from 14:00 on June 2nd

Three-quarters of businesses still believe in net zero post-pandemic

Our reader survey shows 73% believe net zero plans should be supported after coronavirus, with just a fifth fearing a set back to their ambitions

‘Renewable power outperforms fossil fuels in major American and European stock markets’

A new report shows renewable power shares have offered investors significantly higher total returns relative to fossil fuels over the last decade, as well as being less volatile

World Bank approves €136m loan to support ‘climate-smart’ agriculture in China’s Hubei Province

The funds will focus on the improvement of livestock waste, water and nutrient management and the reduction of synthetic fertilisers

BBVA becomes ‘world’s first bank’ to calculate corporate carbon footprints using data analytics

The new tool measures activity in business banking accounts related to electricity, gas or fuel expenditure and works out what this generates in terms of tonnes of carbon dioxide

Green energy companies to benefit from £30m investment from Swansea Council’s pension fund

The initiative aims to make the pension fund ‘one of the greenest in the UK’

Podcast: ‘Post-coronavirus, businesses will increasingly seek outside assistance to finance clean heat projects’

That’s the suggestion from Richard Burrell, CEO of AMP Clean Energy, who spoke to future Net Zero about decarbonising the UK and what he thinks will happen next…

‘Vast majority of G20 executives match investments with low carbon energy transition’

North America, the Middle East, and South America are the current hotspot regions for investment in the energy transition, according to a new survey