Sustainable Investment Bulletin

SEC Proposed Rules to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Discloures

Issue 5. 05/04/2022  

On March 21, 2022,  the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules that would require publicly traded companies to disclose their climate-related financial risks.  The press release and the links to the related publications are available from the SEC page. In this issue of the CAFIN bulletin, we briefly discuss the reason for this proposal, the costs and benefits of proposed disclosures, and what implementation of these rules will mean for the investors.

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Settling Climate Accounts: Navigating the Road to Net-Zero

Issue 4. 01/03/2022  

On November 5, 2021, the CAFIN and UC Investment Speaker Series hosted Dr Alicia Seiger, Lecturer at Stanford Law School, Managing Director at Precourt Institute Sustainable Finance Initiative, and Managing Director at Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, in conversation with Dr Galina Hale, Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz. Here, we provide a summary of the discussion. The video of the conversation and the slides of the presentation are available on our website.

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Net Zero Carbon Portfolio Alignment

Issue 3. 01/03/2022  

On October 15, 2021, CAFIN and UC Investment Speaker Series hosted Frederic Samama, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at CPR AM, Amundi Group, in conversation with Dr. Daniel Friedman, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at UC Santa Cruz. Here, we provide a summary of the conversation. The video of the conversation and the presentation slides are available on our website. Dr. Samama’s presentation was based on his research paper co-authored with Patrick Bolton and Marcin T. Kacperczyk.

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International Aspects of Digital Currencies and Fintech

Issue 2. 12/7/2021 

In October 2021, the IFM program of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA), where our co-director Galina Hale serves as program director, held a joint conference with the European Central Bank (ECB) on “International aspects of digital currencies and fintech.”  The conference focused on the implications of the growing role of digital currencies and fintech for the international monetary and financial system. It brought together high-quality researchers and policymakers to discuss the implications of digital currencies, global stablecoins and the digitalisation of finance for the international monetary system, exchange rates, capital flows, global financial assets and spillovers.  Fabio Panetta, Member of the ECB Executive Board delivered opening remarks. Eswar Prasad (Cornell University) and Tara Rice (Bank for International Settlements) served as keynote speakers.  More details are on the conference website. What did we learn?

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Investors are Waking Up to Climate Risk

Issue 1. 11/17/2021 

On October 1, 2021, we hosted Dr. Amy Myers Jaffe,  Research Professor and Managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab The Fletcher School at Tufts University in conversation with Jagdeep Bachher, Chief Investment Officer, University of California Office of the President.  Here we provide highlights of this conversation.  The video of the conversation is available on our website.

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