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Investors Affecting Climate Change
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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03/27/2008
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Can shareholders help make a "greener" planet?

 

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Connecticut has joined a group of "institutional investors " from the US and Europe to propose a "climate change action plan" at the United Nations.

The investment group includes state Treasurers, like Denise Nappier, who collectively manage nearly 2 trillion dollars in assets. Their idea? To invest in clean technologies - and to force companies to "go green" - by using the power of shareholders.

Connecticut has joined a group of "institutional investors " from the US and Europe to propose a "climate change action plan" at the United Nations.

The investment group includes state Treasurers, like Denise Nappier, who collectively manage nearly 2 trillion dollars in assets. Their idea? To invest in clean technologies - and to force companies to "go green" - by using the power of shareholders.

Today, where we live, we're going to look at how much power investors - especially those who control large blocks of shares - can have in affecting climate change.

Our guests are Donald Kirshbaum, Investment officer from the Treasurer's office. And, Brian Garcia from Yale's Center for Business and the Environment. We'll also talk to Wesleyan's Gary Yohe - winner of the Nobel Peace Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - about the "risks" associated with global warming. Can shareholders help make a "greener" planet?

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