24 Aug '12, 7pm

Will Emissions Disclosure Mean Investor Pressure on Polluters?

A new financial tool developed by the investment firm South Pole Carbon , in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology , provides greenhouse gas emissions profiles of more than 40,000 publicly listed companies. This index is aimed at encouraging greater disclosure from companies while, hopefully, also pushing investors to build more responsible portfolios. A closer look at big issues facing the country in the 2012 Election. Economy , Planet , Security , World and Health . “Investors have long been aware that the greenhouse gas profile, especially of major emitters like electric utilities, is a potential liability,” said Paul Bledsoe , a senior adviser on energy issues at the Bipartisan Policy Center. The natural gas industry, for example, has cited the possibility of regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency to help expl...

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