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Managing Expectations: Our Take on COP27

Nearly seven years on from the historic Paris Climate Accords, COP27 made clear that these annual meetings convened by intergovernmental organizations appear unlikely to play a significant role in limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C.   To be fair, the conference in Egypt built consensus on some key issues – the landmark deal on

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FFI Solutions - Ethos ESG Podcast - Inflation Reduction Act

Breaking Down the Inflation Reduction Act with Chris Ito

The transition away from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy is a consistent focus among sustainable and responsible investors. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act promises to meaningfully affect that energy transition, so the CEO of FFI Advisors, Chris Ito, joins the Ethos ESG podcast to discuss the provisions of the legislation, their implications for

Read More »
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The Inflation Reduction Act and the Green Premium

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has passed the Senate. The bill provides $369 billion to support clean energy and fight global warming in the form of investment, tax credits and loans across a spectrum of areas, but its significance and impact can go well beyond the dollars. While the bill contains certain provisions for the

Read More »
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Earth Day 2022: Investing in a Net Zero Future

With Earth Day upon us, the theme this year is Invest in our Planet™. Event organizers have made it clear that all facets of our society must take action to tackle the challenges of climate change—this includes the business world, government authorities, and most certainly, the investment community. This mission could not be closer to

Read More »
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Net Zero and the Conundrum for Public Pension Plans

In February of 2022, Senate Bill 1173 was introduced in the California legislature that would require its public pension plans to divest from companies in The Carbon Underground 200TM (CU200) on or before July 1, 2027. In March, the Board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) voted to oppose the bill while acknowledging

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It’s 2022: There is No Planet B

2021 was a climate debacle. Tied for being the 6th hottest on record, there were 20 weather/climate disaster events in the United States alone, the most events ever, with losses exceeding $1 billion. The global statistics are equally startling with radical climate events upending human lives in China, Europe, and Africa. To avoid the worst

Read More »
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The Race to Net Zero: Aligning the “How” and “Why”

The race to Net Zero by 2050 is on, and participating institutional investors are asking “how do we get there?” Many investors have the inclination to go directly to implementation and select one (or a combination) of the four main approaches that have emerged: investment, divestment, shareholder engagement, and carbon offsets. Choosing the right approach

Read More »

Exxon Announcement Likely to Increase Scrutiny on Net Zero Ambitions

The mere mention of the name elicits opposite emotions. There are those who believe that fossil fuels are a necessity for future economic prosperity, and those who believe that they need to stay in the ground. Last week, the company announced a net zero ambition[1] that was quickly panned by those who are working to

Read More »
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Net Zero: Great Unifier and Energy Transition Facilitator

For years, asset owners have been divided on the most effective decarbonization strategy: some have favored shareholder engagement, while others have opted for fossil fuel divestment. Indeed, we at FFI Solutions have felt this division since 2014, when activists adopted our Carbon Underground 200 (CU200) exclusionary screen as a standard for being fossil free. For

Read More »

Our Take on COP26

COP26 is right around the corner. The scientific consensus has become increasingly clear: in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, society must act urgently to decarbonize the global economy and to transition the energy and transportation sectors from fossil fuels to clean energy. At FFI, we believe that this transition will happen,

Read More »

The Long and the Short of Carbon Accounting

To download this piece, click here. The meaning of “net zero” for investors is still evolving, and while there are no generally accepted standards, frameworks are emerging to help guide investors. The Net-Zero Asset Owner’s Alliance[1],  The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)[2] and The Investor Agenda[3] provide frameworks for investors to achieve net-zero portfolios. While those

Read More »

Some Reflections on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body devoted to assessing the science behind human-induced climate change, released its Sixth Assessment  Report; the news coverage about it has been hard to miss. The release of the report comes as the effects of wildfires and extreme weather are wreaking havoc in every

Read More »

Net-Zero Portfolios: 10 Frequently-Asked Questions

In Brief Over the past year, we have had many in-depth discussions with a wide range of institutional investors and other stakeholders about transitioning to more sustainable investment portfolios. As the interest and adoption of sustainable investing continues to grow, so too has the focus on climate change and the quest for achieving global net-zero

Read More »

Earth Day 2021, Net Zero, and the Energy Transition

The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our EarthTM. According to the event organizers, this theme “focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems” and “rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change.” As a company that devises solutions

Read More »

The Value of Shorts in a Responsible Investment Strategy

GameStop. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect name, and metaphor, for a company used by wallstreetbets, the subreddit group, to “game” the financial system and make a run at “fortress Wall Street”. This community of traders drove up GameStop’s stock price, not primarily out of a sentimental love for this brick-and-mortar retailer, but most

Read More »
nvesting In 2021 - Full Realization Of The Energy Transition - FFI Advisors

Investing In 2021: The Full Realization Of The Energy Transition

Chris Ito, CEO of FFI Advisors and member of the Forbes Business Council, gives his thoughts on investing in the energy transition in 2021. Now that 2021 is officially underway, investors will be evaluating the risks and opportunities presented by an anticipated post-pandemic world and a new Biden administration. I am confident that one of

Read More »

What a Biden White House Means for Clean Energy and the Oil Industry

Much has been written about the potential impact of a Biden/Harris electoral victory on the economy, and specifically on how President-elect Biden’s US climate policy may impact market returns. We know what he has stated as major policy goals: rejoin the Paris climate agreement, and collaborate with the (G7) nations, once again securing a US

Read More »
FFI Solutions - COP27 - Managing Expectation - Our Take on COP27

Managing Expectations: Our Take on COP27

Nearly seven years on from the historic Paris Climate Accords, COP27 made clear that these annual meetings convened by intergovernmental organizations appear unlikely to play a significant role in limiting global temperature rise to below 1.5°C.   To be fair, the conference in Egypt built consensus on some key issues – the landmark deal on

Read More »
FFI Solutions - Ethos ESG Podcast - Inflation Reduction Act

Breaking Down the Inflation Reduction Act with Chris Ito

The transition away from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy is a consistent focus among sustainable and responsible investors. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act promises to meaningfully affect that energy transition, so the CEO of FFI Advisors, Chris Ito, joins the Ethos ESG podcast to discuss the provisions of the legislation, their implications for

Read More »
Inflation-Reduction-Act-Green-Premium-FFI-Solutions

The Inflation Reduction Act and the Green Premium

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has passed the Senate. The bill provides $369 billion to support clean energy and fight global warming in the form of investment, tax credits and loans across a spectrum of areas, but its significance and impact can go well beyond the dollars. While the bill contains certain provisions for the

Read More »
FFI Solutions Managing

Earth Day 2022: Investing in a Net Zero Future

With Earth Day upon us, the theme this year is Invest in our Planet™. Event organizers have made it clear that all facets of our society must take action to tackle the challenges of climate change—this includes the business world, government authorities, and most certainly, the investment community. This mission could not be closer to

Read More »
FFI-Solutions-Net-Zero-Conundrum-for-Public-Pension-Plans

Net Zero and the Conundrum for Public Pension Plans

In February of 2022, Senate Bill 1173 was introduced in the California legislature that would require its public pension plans to divest from companies in The Carbon Underground 200TM (CU200) on or before July 1, 2027. In March, the Board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) voted to oppose the bill while acknowledging

Read More »

It’s 2022: There is No Planet B

2021 was a climate debacle. Tied for being the 6th hottest on record, there were 20 weather/climate disaster events in the United States alone, the most events ever, with losses exceeding $1 billion. The global statistics are equally startling with radical climate events upending human lives in China, Europe, and Africa. To avoid the worst

Read More »
Net Zero FFI Solutions

The Race to Net Zero: Aligning the “How” and “Why”

The race to Net Zero by 2050 is on, and participating institutional investors are asking “how do we get there?” Many investors have the inclination to go directly to implementation and select one (or a combination) of the four main approaches that have emerged: investment, divestment, shareholder engagement, and carbon offsets. Choosing the right approach

Read More »

Exxon Announcement Likely to Increase Scrutiny on Net Zero Ambitions

The mere mention of the name elicits opposite emotions. There are those who believe that fossil fuels are a necessity for future economic prosperity, and those who believe that they need to stay in the ground. Last week, the company announced a net zero ambition[1] that was quickly panned by those who are working to

Read More »
FFIS-Solutions-New-Normal

Net Zero: Great Unifier and Energy Transition Facilitator

For years, asset owners have been divided on the most effective decarbonization strategy: some have favored shareholder engagement, while others have opted for fossil fuel divestment. Indeed, we at FFI Solutions have felt this division since 2014, when activists adopted our Carbon Underground 200 (CU200) exclusionary screen as a standard for being fossil free. For

Read More »

Our Take on COP26

COP26 is right around the corner. The scientific consensus has become increasingly clear: in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, society must act urgently to decarbonize the global economy and to transition the energy and transportation sectors from fossil fuels to clean energy. At FFI, we believe that this transition will happen,

Read More »

The Long and the Short of Carbon Accounting

To download this piece, click here. The meaning of “net zero” for investors is still evolving, and while there are no generally accepted standards, frameworks are emerging to help guide investors. The Net-Zero Asset Owner’s Alliance[1],  The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)[2] and The Investor Agenda[3] provide frameworks for investors to achieve net-zero portfolios. While those

Read More »

Some Reflections on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body devoted to assessing the science behind human-induced climate change, released its Sixth Assessment  Report; the news coverage about it has been hard to miss. The release of the report comes as the effects of wildfires and extreme weather are wreaking havoc in every

Read More »

Net-Zero Portfolios: 10 Frequently-Asked Questions

In Brief Over the past year, we have had many in-depth discussions with a wide range of institutional investors and other stakeholders about transitioning to more sustainable investment portfolios. As the interest and adoption of sustainable investing continues to grow, so too has the focus on climate change and the quest for achieving global net-zero

Read More »

Earth Day 2021, Net Zero, and the Energy Transition

The theme of Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our EarthTM. According to the event organizers, this theme “focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems” and “rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change.” As a company that devises solutions

Read More »

The Value of Shorts in a Responsible Investment Strategy

GameStop. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect name, and metaphor, for a company used by wallstreetbets, the subreddit group, to “game” the financial system and make a run at “fortress Wall Street”. This community of traders drove up GameStop’s stock price, not primarily out of a sentimental love for this brick-and-mortar retailer, but most

Read More »
nvesting In 2021 - Full Realization Of The Energy Transition - FFI Advisors

Investing In 2021: The Full Realization Of The Energy Transition

Chris Ito, CEO of FFI Advisors and member of the Forbes Business Council, gives his thoughts on investing in the energy transition in 2021. Now that 2021 is officially underway, investors will be evaluating the risks and opportunities presented by an anticipated post-pandemic world and a new Biden administration. I am confident that one of

Read More »

What a Biden White House Means for Clean Energy and the Oil Industry

Much has been written about the potential impact of a Biden/Harris electoral victory on the economy, and specifically on how President-elect Biden’s US climate policy may impact market returns. We know what he has stated as major policy goals: rejoin the Paris climate agreement, and collaborate with the (G7) nations, once again securing a US

Read More »
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