March 2024 Newsletter

Happy Year of the Dragon!  Welcome to Tobacco Free Portfolios’ refreshed newsletter format – the first for 2024 – we hope your year has been off to a terrific start.  Our small but mighty team has hit the ground running.  Rebecca enjoyed catching up with our colleagues in sustainable finance at the IFRS Symposium in…

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May 2023 Newsletter

2023 has been a busy year so far for the Tobacco Free Portfolios team! We welcome the action of governments around the globe who are trying to reduce the impact of tobacco, not just on people but also the planet. The Dutch government is leading a push for the EU to consider banning cigarette filters…

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A Policy Perspective on Climate Change, Health, and Health Systems

Back in 2015, in his powerful Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si” or “Praise Be to You”, Pope Francis made a powerful statement, unifying both the spiritual and scientific dimensions of life, on one of humanity’s greatest challenges in the 21st Century: environmental destruction and climate change.

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A Perspective: Decoding the Tobacco Industry’s “Unsmoke the World” Claim

There exists much skepticism about the tobacco industry’s claim that it wants to “unsmoke the world”.[1]  Tobacco control proponents question how much the tobacco industry’s “transition narrative” should be trusted. [2] The history of the tobacco industry provides ample evidence for skepticism, if not outright rejection. While scientific studies demonstrated the negative harms of tobacco use, the tobacco industry…

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June 2022 Newsletter

On World No Tobacco Day – 31 May 2022 – we were thrilled to learn that Tobacco Free Portfolios had received a WHO Director-General Special Award for accomplishments in tobacco control. On behalf of the whole TFP team, I’m delighted to accept this award and extremely proud of the efforts of our small but mighty…

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