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Fri Jun 24

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 11:44 AM

Re: CEO pay

I left Blackrock managed funds years ago. IMHO their results were no better than mediocre and their advice pitiful. Plus they were about as interesting and amusing as an avacado (before guac),

I'd have to say that mentally lazy investors [more]

Sat Jun 18

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 1:12 PM

Re: CEO pay

One of your best Alyce! I note that you took the time to find and reference at least one respected study that shows the correlation of enterprise results of MINUS 8% (comparable) with high rates of CEO pay. I've seen others with worse results. It [more]

Thu Jun 16

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 2:30 PM

Re: SEC's claim of "Information Overload&qu

Investors who are overloaded wont complain. They will simply "round file" the offensive material. They may miss relevant material in the morass.... we go thru this cycle:

1. consumers or investors or whoever end user is don't [more]

Mon Jun 13

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 6:18 PM

Re: Newsweek's Green Rankings

Among the many conundrums of "science" is the innate tendency of the human species to believe something is both "scientific" and true because because large numbers of their fellow humans believe it so. This got Copernicus in a [more]

Fri Jun 10

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 11:39 AM

Re: Newsweek's Green Rankings

:-D Awright People!! Take a deep breath and READ the FAQ basis for the rankings.....as Mike first suggested and I recommend. If you really read the details, much of the "scores" are achieved by REVENUE per unit of use... gal of [more]

Thu Jun 9

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 2:43 PM

Re: Newsweek's Green Rankings

Thanks for the heads up on the FAQ which I recommend to readers!! Its interesting methodology that ties usage of resources to productivity (for more detail you have to read the FAQ! ;-)) No doubt some will quibble with the idea that one should [more]

Tue Jun 7

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 2:38 PM

Re: WM & Recycling

(Germany seems like a weird market to attempt this in.)

Has all the hallmarks of selling iceboxes to Eskimos er, Inuit....

On the other hand, if they can be successful somehow, such a challenging proof of concept would be hard to [more]

Mon Jun 6

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 11:04 AM

Re: WM & Recycling

Im not sure I would trust anyone other than Germans to properly do this. In a city near me, this sort of program was tried and backed off a couple of years ago. The vermin problem (mainly rats)escalated dramatically, worse the city never would admit [more]

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SkepikI replied to the Ford Motor Company board. 10:47 AM

Re: F

I can tell you why I bought F but not why anyone else does or does not, let alone recommend YOU buy it..... Ford IMHO is a very well run enterprise, the last American Car Company (because unlike the others they did NOT take the govt bail out [more]

Thu May 26

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 6:06 PM

Re: Oil shareholders forcing change!?

Many of these operations have had non fossil energy operations in their portfolios for decades. They have just been very tiny in comparison to their fossil operation. Chevron has for instance had Geothermal interests since the late 80's at least, [more]

Sun May 22

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 9:19 AM

Re: Nike Sustainability report

Now why would anyone be skeptical (except me ;-D) about the sustainability of sneakers? What could be more important in the world than sustainable SPORTING GOODS that are fashionable, trendy, and sustainable..... Perhaps the "sustainable" [more]

Thu May 5

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 8:12 PM

Re: ESG standards SEC and ESG Advisor

Thanks for that. This seems like a "first" to me in these pages...er...pixels... ahh....electrons... A clear definable, traceable and articulated METRIC based evaluation-brought to our attention in an information based way. A fair bit [more]

Thu Apr 28

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 7:27 PM

Re: Advances in Clean Tech + Tax Policy

We have decades of experience with all those things. And still we have various nimrods torching themselves and their homes and blowing stuff up.... There is something like a century of experience with lead acid batteries and the USN submarine service [more]

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 11:35 AM

Re: Advances in Clean Tech + Tax Policy

Of course it "can". Strictly a matter of economics and risk. If my total electric bill is $100/mo or about 1200 a year, (very close)would I invest 35,000 every 10 years plus oh another 20,000 every 20 years for cells? Perhaps if I am a true [more]

Sun Apr 24

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 1:55 PM

Re: Advances in Clean Tech + Tax Policy

Well, lets put it to the test and drop the subsidies!!!!

Unfortunately, if you read the article closely, the figures for Solar are for "utility scale thin film" technology. This has yet to be proven and verified in life cycle at [more]

Sat Apr 16

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 7:43 PM

Re: Privatized gains, socialized losses

And you believe Solar and Wind are immune from similar "social costs"?

There are some interesting abandoned solar sites in the Mojave and abandoned wind towers in S. California passes you might find scenic

Fri Apr 15

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 11:36 PM

Re: Salesforce CEO salary freeze

Unfortunately, these kinds of evaluations seem to me to be mostly after the fact. I saw no useful numerical facts or statistics in the WSJ article. Can you point me at one particular or several citations of specific prediction prior to negative [more]

Tue Apr 12

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 11:31 PM

Re: Salesforce CEO salary freeze

And, so I must ask since no DATA is forthcoming- WHAT? exactly is heroine Minnow's correlation with results? Or any of this for that matter.... can I as an investor peer into her or anyone's pronouncements or dare I say it PREDICTIONS... and find [more]

Mon Apr 4

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 12:12 PM

Re: 100% renewable energy? We have the power.

Doggonne it, now I wish I had taken a picture and saved it of the oversize flatbed truck hauling a wind turbine blade down I-84 in the Columbia gorge belching black diesel exhaust, to build a "renewable, emission-free" wind farm. A pic [more]

Wed Mar 30

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SkepikI replied to the Sustainable Investing Forum board. 8:10 PM

Re: Deutsche Bank on ESG/SRI

Nope....just seemed very useful to me.. Holy Grail in fact ;-) Ok now I'm teasing you. My one hangup is how does one "real world" utilize the information predictably? Whose ESG standards did they screen? DB's? Morning star? Larry Moe and [more]

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