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More UK trustees add support to climate charter

first_imgAccording to a statement issued by Mallowstreet today, new signatories included representatives of the pension funds for Lloyds Banking Group, insurance company Aviva and energy distributor National Grid. Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, co-founder and director of Mallowstreet, said: “The investment community has the power to make a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change, and it needs to use this power now.“What the Climate Charter will achieve is that at every trustee meeting of pension funds someone will ask, ‘if we make this investment, what is the impact on the climate?’, putting the climate emergency at the top of the agenda. We want everyone to ask their pension fund provider what they are doing to combat climate change.”Those who have signed up to the charter have done so in a personal capacity, meaning it is not binding on the pension funds they represent.Mallowstreet has also called on pension fund members to write to their schemes to demand that they sign up to the charter. More UK trustees and pension fund managers have pledged support for a ‘climate change charter’ to increase scrutiny of asset managers.In total, 76 individuals representing pension funds with a combined £367bn (€414.2bn) of assets have signed the Climate Charter, set up by pensions industry forum Mallowstreet.Signatories have committed to scrutinise all investments made to assess the impact on the environment and climate change.The forum launched the charter in June, and it was initially supported by three senior individuals working for UK pension funds: Paul Trickett, a trustee at three major schemes including RPMI Railpen; Mark Tennant, chairman of the £8bn Centrica Common Investment Fund; and Rosie Lacey, group pensions manager of the £970m De La Rue Pension Scheme.last_img read more

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Area Girls Basketball Scores (11-12)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball ScoresTuesday  (11-12)Columbus East  75     Batesville  34East Central  60     Franklin County  25Greensburg  60     North Decatur  36Jac-Cen-Del  71     Shawe Memorial  17University  64     Oldenburg  23Switzerland County  57     South Dearborn  37Union County  76     South Decatur  25Lawrenceburg  47     Madison  33Tri  46     Morristown  31Edinburgh  86     Indy Lutheran  36last_img

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Lakers: We were a “bit wrong” about Kristaps Porzingis

first_img“Pau? No. That won’t be the first time me and Phil disagreed,” Bryant joked, referring to initially clashing with Jackson both with his role and his system.After further reviewRussell took a few steps forward in Friday’s win against Brooklyn with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting, prompting Scott to say he “played pretty well.” But Russell took a few steps back after logging zero assists.“Did it get my attention? Yeah,” Scott said. “He wants to take care of the ball. But with the way he can pass the ball, I was curious with the stat sheet and saw zero for him.”Scott had threatened Russell would play less if his mistakes persisted. But he downplayed whether that made Russell tentative, arguing he warned all of the Lakers’ young players. “I don’t think he was that much more careful with it. But I thought he was more aware,” Scott said of Russell’s playmaking. “You’re either going to have guys come out there and take it as a challenge. Or you’ll have guys that fold.”Lending perspectiveBryant said he “absolutely” talks with Jackson frequently, but not about his rebuilding efforts with the Knicks.“He’s in the moment like he always is,” Bryant said of Jackson. “People here are going to have to be patient. They don’t have a choice.” So what did the Lakers miss?“The one thing we can’t test is your heart. We can’t test guys in what they have inside of them. Obviously this kid has a hunger to be really good,” Scott said. “The kid is going to be really special one day.”So special that both Scott and Kobe Bryant compared Porzingis to Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, who has perfected a step-back fallaway and mid-range game to currently stand for seventh place in the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 28,203 points.“He looks pretty damn good,” Bryant said of Porzingis. “He’s skillful, can do a lot of things and seems very competitive. He has a good competitive spirit about him.”Because of Porzingis’ versatility and international experience, former Lakers coach and current Knicks president Phil Jackson compared his star draft pick to Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol, who helped the Lakers to two NBA championships under Jackson’s triangle offense. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img NEW YORK >> The 7-foot-3, 240-pound frame of Kristaps Porzingis left the Lakers intrigued. So did his versatility with both his athleticism and long-distance shooting.But after viewing him in individual pre-draft workouts both in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the Lakers still passed up on Porzingis and used their No. 2 pick on point guard D’Angelo Russell.Instead, the New York Knicks (2-4) selected the Latvian native, who enters Sunday’s game against the Lakers (1-4) at Madison Square Garden averaging 12.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and 8.3 rebounds.“He really didn’t show any fear. We just thought it would take him some time,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said of Porzingis. “Obviously we’re a little wrong about that. He’s playing pretty well right now.”last_img read more

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