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Banks and fossil fuel funding 

Banks are continuing to fund fossil fuels, a new report highlights. While many have plans to disengage from funding coal, detailed plans for reducing funding of oil and gas projects are yet to be published.

Here is my informal chat with TWR's Dave Piper on the subject.


 

Radio interview, 15/02/2022

 
Not an easy task given uncertainties, especially if energy and commodity prices do fall later in the year. Ultimately, radical economic reform required.
My letter in the Financial Times on ESG, ethics, and activist investing.
Central banks are struggling to head off general inflation while dealing with price shocks that will be negative for growth. They waited too long, which has made their tasks more difficult.
The Bank of England has raised interest rates, but that does not mean it has been most effectively managing inflation risks.
My assessment of the finance pledges at COP26 and what really matters.
Investors must not forget about profits, even as they focus on wider criteria.
The Bank should signal it will act if higher prices look likely to translate to higher inflation rate.
Unless CEOs and their boards are clear about their own values, and those of the companies they run, they will fall down a rabbit hole of confusion.