The Yale Socially Responsible Investments Journal

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The Future of Energy Trading

The Future of Energy Trading

Christopher Chen Despite its subtlety, the gradual shift from active to passive investing has far-reaching implications. For investors, there is a unique allure to index funds—investments which are low maintenance, low cost, and often result in more profit than riskier, active investing through certain hedge funds and mutual funds. Asset manager’s like BlackRock Inc. recentlyContinue Reading The Future of Energy Trading

The (Surprisingly) Bipartisan Wind Production Tax Credit

The (Surprisingly) Bipartisan Wind Production Tax Credit

By Christopher Chen Federal wind production tax credits (PTC) could mimic almost all other environmental efforts in being bitterly partisan, but has surprisingly gained support from all sides. Because of both big business and environmental responsibility, the United States has embraced wind PTC as a bipartisan effort. Federal wind PTC is federal money given backContinue Reading The (Surprisingly) Bipartisan Wind Production Tax Credit

The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

Kaitlin Gately On the night of Friday, April 22, over 100 students occupied the plaza outside Columbia University’s library for “Sleep Out 4 Divest”. They laid down mattresses and sleeping bags and set up tents in order to express their support for six members of Columbia Divest for Climate Justice who had occupied Low LibraryContinue Reading The Divestment Movement: Environmentally Friendly and Risk Avoidance

Mean Can Be Green

Mean Can Be Green

Philip Abraham The U.S. military is the largest domestic oil consumer, using over 100 million barrel of oils per year, and the Navy constitutes 33% of that consumption.[1] [2] The average civilian consumer currently faces low gas prices because of fracking which has caused a boom in U.S. oil production. The sudden increase in U.S.Continue Reading Mean Can Be Green

Effects of the Brazilian Oil Scandal

Effects of the Brazilian Oil Scandal

Brazilian State-Run Oil Company Caught Siphoning Much More Than Oil by Jaeden Graham BRAZIL – In the midst of a federal government corruption scandal, allegations against state-run oil giant Petrobras in the spring of 2014 led public prosecutors into launching a criminal investigation later that year.  Though current President Dilma Rouseff denies any knowledge ofContinue Reading Effects of the Brazilian Oil Scandal