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A huge change is coming to global investing and not enough people are paying attention

A huge change is coming to global investing and not enough people are paying attention

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager with almost $5 trillion (£3.7 trillion) in assets, said that all investors need to factor climate change, and the investment needed to halt it, into their future risk-assessments.  “A tide of new regulations to combat climate change is rising,” BlackRock said in a report. “The risks are underappreciated, yet could soon start to unfold.”  Global leaders put climate change on the G20 agenda on Saturday, when both China and the United States signed on to a plan to curb emissions.  The move is likely to create international laws that could change the way companies, and therefore investors…

 

Blood-red Siberian river reminds us that mining is a risky business  

What is the  Chemistry Behind Russia's Red River

What is the Chemistry Behind Russia’s Red River

A river in Norilsk, Siberia, has turned a vivid shade of red, alarming local residents and resulting in a minor social media storm. The change in colour was reportedly due to a spill from a nearby nickel smelting plant. While the owners of that specific plant have denied responsibility, it seems likely that this is the latest incident in what appears to be a mounting international list of major spills in the mining and mineral processing sector.  Last month there was a major spill of waste from an alumina processing in China, only one year after the destructive spill of mine tailings at Minas Gerais in Brazil. These follow similar spills…

 

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