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TCFD Releases Final Recommendations

TCFD Releases Final Recommendations

The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released their final recommendations in late June. The changes to the recommendations reflect the extensive feedback the Taskforce received from the stakeholder engagement process in the past six months. Some key changes include: Simplifying the recommended […]

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Trump and Paris: What Impact on Climate?

Trump and Paris: What Impact on Climate?

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement triggered a strong response from the international community, and many foreign leaders quickly denounced the decision and vowed to maintain or increase their nations’ efforts. China and the European Union have announced a new alliance to lead […]

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Audio Blog: Latest Innovations in ESG Investing

Audio Blog: Latest Innovations in ESG Investing

Four Twenty Seven’s Director of Finance, Colin Shaw, was recently invited to be a part of a panel titled “Latest Innovations in ESG” at Sustainatopia on May 8th, 2017. The panelists discussed the increasing awareness of investors in their options to invest responsibly, and breaking down the preconception that ESG […]

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Developing Climate-Competent Boards: Climate Risk and Opportunities

Developing Climate-Competent Boards: Climate Risk and Opportunities

Four Twenty Seven’s founder and CEO Emilie Mazzacurati was invited to speak during the Investing in the Age of Climate Change symposium on April 28, 2017, at the University of Oregon. Emilie presented through a video call and talked about Four Twenty Seven’s work, but mainly discussed […]

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Proadapt Symposium on Climate Risk and Investment

Proadapt Symposium on Climate Risk and Investment

On April 20, 2017, Proadapt hosted the symposium “Climate Risk and Investment: Framing Private Challenges and Opportunities” a conference to discuss common challenges and emerging investment opportunities in climate resilience. Emilie Mazzacurati, Four Twenty Seven founder and CEO, joined the symposium to discuss what climate change means for the […]

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In The Arena – Finding Climate Solutions

In The Arena - Finding Climate Solutions

In the Arena is a broadcast and online series that interviews alumni of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley who have embraced careers in policy innovation and social entrepreneurship. Four Twenty Seven Founder and CEO Emilie Mazzacurati, an alumna of the school (MPP ’07), […]

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Why BlackRock is Worried About Climate Change

Why BlackRock is Worried About Climate Change

This article was first published on the Huffington Post. Climate Change: A Material Risk for Investors While the Trump administration is trying to roll back climate policy in the U.S., concerns over climate change are mounting on financial markets. In September 2016, the largest asset management firm in […]

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Climate Adaptation Planning – Challenges, Requirements, and the Need to Streamline (Part 1 of 3)

Climate Adaptation Planning – Challenges, Requirements, and the Need to Streamline (Part 1 of 3)

The Challenge Cities and counties across the United States face a variety of challenges from climate variability and change as well as non-climate stressors that changing climate conditions threaten to exacerbate. Local jurisdictions that repair infrastructure, make land use decisions, and engage communities in a way that […]

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Audio Blog: The Changing Landscape of Climate Risk Disclosures

Audio Blog: The Changing Landscape of Climate Risk Disclosures

Market expectations on corporate climate risk disclosures are fast changing as corporations, investors, and regulators are attempting to increase efficiency and strengthen economic resilience through more transparency. This panel discussion, held at the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference on March 1, 2017, provides an overview of recent developments by […]

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New EU Directive Requires Pension Funds to Assess Climate-related Risks

New EU Directive Requires Pension Funds to Assess Climate-related Risks

On December 8th, 2016 the EU adopted a new regulation regarding Pension Funds, the IORP II Directive — the successor of the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision Directive adopted in 2003. The directive’s main objectives are to enhance pension funds’ governance, risk management and supervision, and to […]

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