Matthew Green

Billionaire UK investor aims to force hundreds of companies to act on climate

21 Nov 2020

LONDON British billionaire Chris Hohn is aiming to force hundreds of U.S. and European companies to slash their greenhouse gas emissions by enlisting global investors to demand an annual vote on their climate plans at shareholder meetings.

Heatwaves caused record deaths as Britain struggled with coronavirus: study

20 Nov 2020

LONDON Heatwaves caused a record 2,556 excess deaths in Britain this summer as the country was struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to a government estimate published on Thursday.

Investors tell European firms to reveal 'missing' climate costs in their accounts

16 Nov 2020

LONDON Investors are pushing major European companies to make sure the "missing" costs of climate change are properly reflected in their financial statements, a move that could wipe billions of dollars off the value of sectors from energy to aviation.

Macron hails chance to 'make our planet great again' after Biden win

13 Nov 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday welcomed the prospect of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden rejoining the Paris climate accord, saying countries now had a chance to "make our planet great again".

U.N. chief 'encouraged' by development bank climate pledge, urges more

12 Nov 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday he was "encouraged" by a joint declaration on sustainable finance by the world's development banks, but that more was needed.

Development banks make landmark climate pledge, but no fossil fuel phase out

12 Nov 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON The world's public development banks on Wednesday pledged to align their financial firepower with the Paris Agreement on climate change, but avoided a firm commitment to phase out fossil fuel financing.

BlackRock CEO backs mandatory climate reporting, urges U.S. action

11 Nov 2020

LONDON Larry Fink, chief executive of the world's largest asset manager BlackRock, said on Tuesday he backed the UK's recent move to make the reporting of corporate risk related to climate change mandatory, and urged the United States to follow suit.

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