Climate Scientists Issue Dire Climate Warning

By |2022-12-25T15:46:49-08:00December 22nd, 2022|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Corporate Actions, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, ESG Factors, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Risk Reduction, TIA, Venture Capital|

Dire Warnings from Dr. James Hansen . . . again Those who receive Dr. James Hansen's occasional newsletter from his Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions team, will have seen some dire reports before. Still, nothing we have seen is quite as unimaginable or alarming as learning that global warming is happening at the equivalent of 750,000 exploding Hiroshima [...]

The SEC finally steps into the ring for the Climate fight

By |2022-04-06T13:12:16-07:00March 25th, 2022|Banking, Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Climate Disclosures, Corporate Actions, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, Environmental Reporting, ESG Factors, Fiduciary Duty Standards, Financial Institutions, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Risk Reduction, Securities & Exchange Commission, Shareholder Rights|

SEC Issues Trailblazing Climate Disclosure Proposal At long last, after studying the issue for many years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has finally released its long-awaited proposal to require companies to disclose their climate risks to investors. These proposed rules (neatly summarized in a 506 page notice) will require all publicly traded companies to disclose both their greenhouse [...]

Developing a new way to invest in Advanced Nuclear

By |2022-01-01T20:40:06-08:00August 20th, 2020|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, ESG Factors, Future Generations, Institutional Investors, Investment in the future, Preventing Pollution, Venture Capital|

Developing the first advanced nuclear venture fund Valerie Gardner, a TIA cofounder and principal, and Rod Adams, former founder of Adams Atomic Engines (one of the first advanced nuclear ventures) and current host of Atomic Insights, one of the longest-lived blogs on atomic energy, have been exploring how to make investing in advanced nuclear accessible for more investors. They have [...]

Consideration of ESG factors can reduce risk and improve return

By |2020-07-30T17:32:08-07:00July 30th, 2020|Business News, Environmental Reporting, ESG Factors, Fiduciary Duty Standards, Financial Health, Labor Law, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Risk Reduction, TIA|

The DOL's proposed Rulemaking on "Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments" for ERISA plans is considering amendments to the “Investment duties” regulation under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), to confirm that ERISA requires plan fiduciaries (i.e. the investment advisors) to select investments and investment courses of action based solely on [...]

Atoms for Peace

By |2021-09-09T15:49:04-07:00May 25th, 2019|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Energy, ESG Factors, Future Generations, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Radiation, Risk Reduction|

Atoms for Peace: Revisiting the Promise of Nuclear Power on the Cusp of Climate Catastrophe This is a reprint of the Senior Project submitted to the Division of Social Studies, Bard College By Amelia Tiemann, May 2019 Preface When people think about nuclear power, they typically identify with one of two binary positions: either they believe nuclear power is [...]

Advanced nuclear energy primed for private investment

By |2022-12-24T10:50:32-08:00April 28th, 2018|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Energy, ESG Factors, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Investment in the future, Nuclear Energy, Risk Reduction, TIA, Venture Capital|

Nuclear energy primed for private investment Rod Adams’ marvelous Atomic Insights blog published an article in February titled "Advanced nuclear energy systems are ready for investors who seek ground floor opportunities," that asked an important question: “How do we match the ingenuity and enthusiasm of atomic innovators with the large magnitude financing sources needed to advance the field so [...]

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