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FFI Solution Webinar - Navigating the Shift from Fossil Fuels

Navigating the Shift from Fossil Fuels

COP28 signaled global acknowledgement that the world’s economies must shift from fossil fuels. Join FFI Solutions for a timely, thought-provoking webinar on reshaping financial strategies amidst the energy transition.

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New Rules and COP28 Put Methane in the Crosshairs

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) meeting in Dubai marked a critical juncture in global climate discourse. Amidst the urgency to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, methane emissions from the oil and gas industry were in the crosshairs. Methane (CH4), the primary component of natural gas and 80 times more potent than carbon

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COP28: Words, Actions, and the Lingering Imperative

As the curtain falls on COP28, the spotlight remains fixed on what was a critical battleground — the final wording around the future of fossil fuels. The meticulously chosen term, “transition away,” echoes through the halls of negotiation, leaving both a sense of progress and a lingering question mark. In our recap of the week

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FFI Solutions Oil & Gas M&A Energy Transition

Unpacking Oil and Gas M&A: A Dissonance Between Words and Actions

In moves reflecting a continued bet on fossil fuels, ExxonMobil and Chevron have announced definitive agreements to acquire Pioneer Natural Resources and Hess, respectively. These oil and gas M&A transactions reflect both the continued consolidation of shale assets and a demonstration of the disconnect between the two largest US oil majors’ proclaimed climate commitments and

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FFI Solutions Webinar - Tracking Methane in Investor Portfolios

Tracking Methane in Your Portfolio

Join FFI Solutions and Geofinancial Analytics for an informative webinar on measuring and tracking the methane intensity of the largest oil and gas producers and the implications for investors and risk managers.

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Our takeaways from Climate Week NYC 2023

Climate Week NYC 2023 was bigger, and we think better, than ever. With nearly 500 events to choose from (including our own), it was simply not possible to hear and participate in all of the discussions across areas like finance, energy, and policy. But the FFI Solutions team spread out across Manhattan to attend a

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Untapped Potential: Is Geothermal a Transition Pathway for Independent Oil & Gas Companies?

Following BP and Shell’s recent U-turn on their previously announced production cuts, the credibility of oil and gas companies’ transition strategies is in focus. However, much of the discourse in the press, and among shareholder activists, centers on the plans of integrated oil and gas companies, particularly the majors. The independent exploration and production (E&P)

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Taking Inventory: The State of Sustainable Investing

Beyond Carbon Podcast – Episode 1 In their inaugural Beyond Carbon episode, Georges Dyer and Chris Ito reflect on COP27 and discuss what makes them hopeful, and skeptical, about the future of sustainable investing. They also provide a preview of future episodes.

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Energy in Transition: A Framework for Evaluating Strategies and Actions of Oil & Gas Companies

August 2023 The global shift towards a low-carbon economy is reshaping the energy sector, presenting both challenges and opportunities for oil and gas companies. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for setting policy and making informed decisions. Our latest white paper, Energy in Transition: A Framework for Evaluating Strategies and Actions of Oil & Gas Companies,

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FFI Solutions Earth Day April 22 2023

Earth Day 2023: Crunch Time for the Race to Net Zero

Every year on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day, however, all of April is actually Earth Month. Sport fans, particularly those in the U.S, also celebrate in April: the NHL and NBA playoffs (Go Cavs); a new baseball season (Go Guardians); and the NFL (What can I say about the Cleveland Browns?) and WNBA

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Net Zero Blueprint For Institutional Investors

Updated Edition – March 2023 Institutional investors are taking action to align their portfolios with a low-carbon economy. Where is your team on the road to Net Zero? Invest, Divest, Offset & Engage – The approaches to implement are there, choosing the right combination will require aligning the “how” with the “why.” Check out our

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FFI Solutions - ESG Investing - Climate and the Widening Gyre

ESG Investing, Climate and the ‘Widening Gyre’

First off, let me say that I’m only an occasional reader of Epsilon Theory (ET), a website launched almost 10 years ago by investment manager Ben Hunt. ET provides newsletters with commentaries on finance, markets, politics, and popular culture. In their writings, Hunt and his colleagues refer frequently to the concept of the “Widening Gyre”.

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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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New Rules and COP28 Put Methane in the Crosshairs

The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) meeting in Dubai marked a critical juncture in global climate discourse. Amidst the urgency to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, methane emissions from the oil and gas industry were in the crosshairs. Methane (CH4), the primary component of natural gas and 80 times more potent than carbon

Read More »
FFI-Solutions-COP28-Transition-Away-Blog

COP28: Words, Actions, and the Lingering Imperative

As the curtain falls on COP28, the spotlight remains fixed on what was a critical battleground — the final wording around the future of fossil fuels. The meticulously chosen term, “transition away,” echoes through the halls of negotiation, leaving both a sense of progress and a lingering question mark. In our recap of the week

Read More »
FFI Solutions Oil & Gas M&A Energy Transition

Unpacking Oil and Gas M&A: A Dissonance Between Words and Actions

In moves reflecting a continued bet on fossil fuels, ExxonMobil and Chevron have announced definitive agreements to acquire Pioneer Natural Resources and Hess, respectively. These oil and gas M&A transactions reflect both the continued consolidation of shale assets and a demonstration of the disconnect between the two largest US oil majors’ proclaimed climate commitments and

Read More »
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Our takeaways from Climate Week NYC 2023

Climate Week NYC 2023 was bigger, and we think better, than ever. With nearly 500 events to choose from (including our own), it was simply not possible to hear and participate in all of the discussions across areas like finance, energy, and policy. But the FFI Solutions team spread out across Manhattan to attend a

Read More »
FFI-Solutions-geothermal-oil-gas-transition-blog

Untapped Potential: Is Geothermal a Transition Pathway for Independent Oil & Gas Companies?

Following BP and Shell’s recent U-turn on their previously announced production cuts, the credibility of oil and gas companies’ transition strategies is in focus. However, much of the discourse in the press, and among shareholder activists, centers on the plans of integrated oil and gas companies, particularly the majors. The independent exploration and production (E&P)

Read More »
FFI Solutions Earth Day April 22 2023

Earth Day 2023: Crunch Time for the Race to Net Zero

Every year on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day, however, all of April is actually Earth Month. Sport fans, particularly those in the U.S, also celebrate in April: the NHL and NBA playoffs (Go Cavs); a new baseball season (Go Guardians); and the NFL (What can I say about the Cleveland Browns?) and WNBA

Read More »
FFI Solutions - ESG Investing - Climate and the Widening Gyre

ESG Investing, Climate and the ‘Widening Gyre’

First off, let me say that I’m only an occasional reader of Epsilon Theory (ET), a website launched almost 10 years ago by investment manager Ben Hunt. ET provides newsletters with commentaries on finance, markets, politics, and popular culture. In their writings, Hunt and his colleagues refer frequently to the concept of the “Widening Gyre”.

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

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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

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Inflation Reduction Act and the Green Premium

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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