Church of England to divest from companies fighting Paris climate accord

first_imgChurch of England to divest from companies fighting Paris climate accord FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:The Church of England took another step in prodding companies to adopt a green strategy, saying its 12 billion pounds ($16 billion) in funds will divest those that aren’t aligning themselves with the Paris Agreement on climate change.The church’s governing General Synod passed a motion proposed by Canon Giles Goddard of its environmental working group committing the organization to sell shares in companies that haven’t lined up with the Paris goals by 2023, according to a statement.The Church of England has been a loud advocate for action on environmental issues in recent years. It has challenged Exxon Mobil Corp. and Glencore Plc on how they should disclose data relevant to their strategies on climate change. In 2015, it vowed to sell some of its holdings in the most polluting fossil fuels including coal producers and oil sands.Last year, the church voted to approve a non-binding resolution that would force Exxon to publish detailed analysis on how limits on carbon emissions could affect the value of its assets. In 2016, the church filed a resolution seeking disclosure of climate data at Glencore’s shareholder meeting, winning the support of 98 percent of shareholders.The religious body invests through several vehicles, including the Church of England Pensions Board, the Church Commissioners and the CBF Church of England Funds. The commissioners, the body’s endowment fund, manage 8.3 billion pounds.More: Church of England to divest companies not backing Paris climate deallast_img read more

Concept hormone kit that allows men to breastfeed wins award

first_imgNewsHub 26 October 2018Family First Comment:  Coming soon. Can’t wait.   “Chest-feeding” – a man taking various hormone drugs throughout his partner’s pregnancy, which allows him to grow milk ducts in time for the baby’s birth. Mothers no longer needed. #shockingA hormone kit that allows men to “chest feed” could become available to consumers in as few as five years.The invention is in its concept stages and is yet to be tested, however, it has picked up a “Meaning-Centred Design Award”.The kit involves a man taking various hormone drugs throughout his partner’s pregnancy, which allows him to grow milk ducts in time for the baby’s birth.Product designer, Marie-Claire Springham told DailyMail side effects of the drugs will likely be that men grow breasts up to the size of a B-cup.Ms Springham, who studied product design at Central Saint Martins in London, said she can’t see why couples wouldn’t use the product.“It seems unusual but women have been using hormones to change their bodies since they developed the birth-control pill,” Ms Springham said.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/10/concept-hormone-kit-that-allows-men-to-breastfeed-wins-award.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more