Financial Environmetrics: Towards Better Financial Decision Making

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Environmetrics is not as such a new science as it originated with the Ancient Egyptians whose word for sustainability was stability. And those ancient Egyptians were making quite an effective use of it in their studies of sustainable food production and conservation of natural resources which led to the creation of the earliest instruments of measurement and to the…

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No More Ambiguous Science

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The science is now clearer than ever. With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , latest conclusion in its fifth assessment report that now there is a 95 % probability that the climate change acceleration is due to human activities there should be no more doubts. The statement is from an international body created by the UN in 1988 to collect and synthetize the latest science on climate change…

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Developing Accurate, Transparent Banking & Investment Standards

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The first breakthrough made in the establishment of independently verified quantitively based Environmental and Social metrics, (investment grade metrics based upon established standards) came from a City of London based research group headed by, Yates-Smith, Aalders & Lillandt, who in 2003 devised an innovative but accurate quantitively based Environmental…

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Sigma: In Facts & Figures

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What is Sigma? Sigma is… The next generation of ESG risk metrics. An investment metrics tool designed to provide reliable, accurate and transparent metrics to rate risk in Sustainability by applying proprietary standards- based financial technology. Designed to provide one common international ESG standard. Interoperable in 161 countries. Compliant with World Trade Organisation (WTO), International Trade…

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The Next Generation of Environmentaly Based Investment Risk Tools

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Since the launch of the groundbreaking Sigma ESG predictive risk assessment tool based upon the original highly successful Sigma Algorhym, which provides non prescriptive, non exclusionary, quantative ESG information with third party verification of claim, Sigma II now takes ESG risk definition to a whole new level. Financial Academia, ESG Researchers and ESG…

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The Natural Synergy of Environmetrics, Neural Finance & Standards

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The fundamental complexity involved in Environmetrics is to deal with uncertainty due to a number of factors which are dicult to quantify and translate into neat mathematical functions. Therefore it is extremely hard to identify functional relationships within data sets relating to environmental parameters and detect patterns and undertake classification, prediction…

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Climate Change & Environmetrics 2015

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In October 22nd 2013, May 2013, the world crossed a symbolic threshold when observed concentrations of the main atmosphere-warming greenhouse gas, CO2, exceeded 400 parts per million for the first time. Understanding where the world stands in relation to its low-carbon and climate-resilient investment goals is a more urgent task than ever, climate…

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A note on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Probus Sigma is the only research and development facility in the world that is currently concentrating on developing and maintaining investment grade, private standards that are compliant with the requirements and technical development methodologies established by the ISO (International Organisation for Standardization). Probus Sigma has developed, advised…

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Developing Sharia Compliant Environmetrics

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Substantial research by Probus seeking a solution to the increasing lack of non-conflict of interest, non-self-serving common, consensus driven environmental investment standards, established that, of the 41 International Banking & Investment “standards”, agreements, codes of practice, declarations and Financial Stewardship schemes implemented by the global financial investment industry as “proof of their…

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Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point

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In the summer of 2010, Jos de Wit, a senior research associate for Eastman Chemical Co., was thinking about $50,000, Kenya, and HydroPack, a paper-thin, five-by-seven-inch bag that could transform contaminated water from virtually any source — sewage, floodwater, swimming pools — into a nutritious drink. At companies such as Campbell Soup, sustainability is now a standard component …

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Regulations That Value ESG-Long Term

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Philippe Desfossés, Director, RAFP: Governments must design regulations that value ESG/long term A Glut of Debt and Unsustainable Pension Promises Requires an ESGand Long-Term Institutional Sustainability Fix by Philippe Desfossés | January 3rd, 2012 For too long, western economies have been indulging themselves in cheap credit and over-consumption. As Herbert Stein once said “If something cannot…

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Probus Set To Launch Verified Global ESG Compliance Protocol

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The Outsource Solution from the ESG Experts at Probus Sigma The requirement for all Fund Managers, on and off shore, to implement and integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and procedures within the overall investment matrix is now clearly a ‘must have’ if they want to stay in business. Probus recently reviewed the…

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