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What are the Cost Implications and Investment Opportunities Associated with Climate Change?

By:  Steven L. Yamshon, Ph.D., Managing Principal Regardless, if global warming is caused by natural forces or by excess greenhouse gases, there is clear evidence that shows that global temperatures have been rising since 1850 (See Chart 1). Although climate change will cause many adverse effects on Earth, the impacts on real estate and agriculture could be most severe. Chart 1: Average...

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Can Metals Help to Mitigate Climate Change Effects?

By:  Thomas Steffanci, PhD, Senior Portfolio Manager I came across an interesting article in referencing a study by Citicorp that found that metals such as aluminum, nickel, steel, and copper (including the fossil fuels necessary for their production processes) can have a net beneficial effect on climate mitigation. This surprising finding was that the use of these metals can drive...

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The IPCC 6th Assessment: Should we Worry?

By:  Steven L. Yamshon, Ph.D., Managing Principal The United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released their 6th climate change assessment and now the UN is calling for a “red alert”. Although I believe that climate change is mainly caused by human activity and there is ample evidence to demonstrate this, climate models are far from perfect. It would be...

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Congrats Dr. Steven Yamshon on your new certificate “Climate Change Awareness & Leadership”

“Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” – Brian Tracy We are proud of BFSG’s Steven Yamshon, PhD, for his new graduate certificate “Climate Change Awareness and Leadership”. This adds to his other degrees in environmental resources and advanced certifications in sustainability and climate change. BFSG’s Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing...

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