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Sunday, January 19, 2020



BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's full interview on shifting strategy to focus on sustainability 

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/14/blackrock-ceo-larry-fink-investment-strategy-shift-sustainability.html

An excellent interview with Larry Fink. Some are linking BlackRock's shift towards sustainability with Tesla's skyrocketing stock price - some big actors with news of BlackRock's adjusted motivations may be gobbling up Tesla shares in anticipation of some huge upcoming investment by the firm.
There's a shorter video with excerpts from the interview and some chatter from the silly talking heads at CNBC, here:
I found the older CNBC commentator's behavior shocking. He wants "adults to stay in charge as long as they possibly can"... this in response to the manager of a 7 trillion dollar fund shifting his outlook to favor environmentally-sustainable businesses. The commentator pejoratively groups anyone who takes the climate crisis seriously with millennial investors. This is the kind of stupid old money shorting disruptive innovators like Tesla.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

2020 good news week 3


BlackRock, an investment fund that manages nearly $7 trillion, will "reshape" its strategy toward investments that support environmental sustainability, according to a letter to investors from its founder and Chief Executive Larry Fink, as The New York Times reported.




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Sunday, December 29, 2019

reviewing common sense green contributions from 2010s

april 2016 letter to the economist
* You rightly point out that there remains a substantial amount of work to do to make sustainability the new business norm. Disruptive innovations and standard business concerns to control risk and cost are breaking new ground and transforming business models. They are challenging the status quo of established industries—from fossil fuels to fashion. Given growing environmental and security threats, the private sector needs to accelerate inclusive growth and drive sustainability at far greater speed and scale. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a framework for business to do just that.

A major challenge is the trust deficit in society with regard to business, especially large multinationals and financial institutions. Recent political developments in Europe and America are widely seen as rebukes to economic elites and dramatic evidence of the dire lack of trust. The SDGs, therefore, have a second purpose: to serve as a roadmap for business to create the social license it needs to operate and thrive.

By pursuing the SDGs through sustainable and inclusive new business models, the private sector can rebuild bridges. The result could be that sustainability loses its “faddish” reputation entirely, and instead, becomes an enduring business must-have.

MARK MALLOCH-BROWN
Chair
Business & Sustainable Development Commission
London

Friday, December 27, 2019

bl.ue planet prize hubbed out of japan since 1992

sponsored by asahi glass foundation (tanuma) 50 mn yen prize - see the first 50 winners including one of 2020s laureates - belgium prof louvain - first ;project burkino faso satelite tech humanised with gps

model of factors causing ecologuic chnage beyond national boundaries
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asahi+blue+planet+laureates