Posts Tagged ‘Investments’

Ghost homes could help housing crisis

Monday, March 16th, 2020
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Tall white rose bushes line both sides of the path leading to the front door of the immaculate-looking villa. There are curtains at the windows and no signs of neglect or decay. Yet this expensive, inner-city home is one of Tāmaki Makaurau’s “ghost houses” – properties left empty long-term at a time when the country Read more

World Council of Churches pulls fossil fuel investments

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The World Council of Churches has decided to withdraw its investments in fossil fuel companies. The move has been hailed by climate campaigners as a major victory. The WCC represents half a billion Christians in 345 member churches, including the Church of England, but not the Catholic Church. It is not clear divestment in fossil Read more

Church may divest its indirect porn shareholdings

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Tens of millions of Church of England dollars invested in Internet Service Providers (ISP) is under threat unless the ISP’s take action to curb internet pornography. Senior Church of England officials are conducting a wide-ranging review of the church’s holdings, and its Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) was considering new guidelines on porn, which addresses Read more

China will go its own way

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The United States has been told China will go its own way with its growing aid and investment in the South Pacific and does not support combined efforts, a senior US official said Tuesday. At a 16-nation Pacific island summit this month in New Zealand, Chinese officials explained they were “not particularly interested in sharing” Read more