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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December 2021 Newsletter

There are now 178 Signatories of the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge from 21 countries representing over US$12.2 trillion in assets under management. COP26 and Net Zero commitments have dominated the sustainable finance landscape of late. Given the profoundly negative impact of tobacco on the environment – in terms of ocean plastic, deforestation, biodiversity loss and carbon footprint (as large as…

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June 2021 Newsletter

We were thrilled to see our Global Ambassador, Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan accept the prestigious ‘World No Tobacco Day’ award from Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization. We’d like to formally thank Princess Dina for her tireless commitment to tobacco control and send our hearty congratulations on this…

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December 2020 Newsletter

As the year draws to a close it’s a good time to reflect on how much has changed and how we’ve adapted to the new reality. Never before has health and economics been discussed so much – in the one conversation! The work of Tobacco Free Portfolios has always sat between the world of finance…

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June 2020 Newsletter

COVID-19 has presented many challenges to communities across the globe and we send our support to all those who have been and continue to be impacted. Many have emphasised how important Tobacco Free Portfolios’ work is right now, including finance leaders who continue to prioritise global health through new tobacco-free decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic….

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December 2019 Newsletter

In six months, Tobacco Free Portfolios welcomed 19 new Signatories to the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge bringing the total number of Signatories to 129. These Signatories represent US$8.25 Trillion Assets Under Management and US$2.08 Trillion Corporate Loan Books with Gross Insurance Premiums amounting to US$186 Billion. This newsletter also  acknowledges IDLC Finance Limited of Bangladesh –…

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June 2019 Newsletter

2019 saw a dramatic increase in awareness of tobacco-free finance and implementation of new investment frameworks that consistently saw tobacco excluded from portfolios. These decisions are better for human health and better for the planet. Pressure on tobacco companies continued to rise. New anti-tobacco regulations were implemented across the globe (including plain packaging, new tax increases,…

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December 2018 Newsletter

Tobacco Free Portfolios launched the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge during the UN General Assembly in New York City in September 2018  with 93 Founding Signatories with combined AUM of US$6 trillion. This newsletter features highlights and give thanks to Governments of Australia and France that co-sponsored the event and UN and corporate partners for driving global…

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June 2018 Newsletter

2018 started on a high note when in January the Dutch pension giant ABP announced their tobacco-free move. It was a great pleasure to work with ABP in reaching this decision and we were delighted to welcome ABP Trustee 􏰉Xander Den 􏰊Uyl to the Tobacco Free Portfolios Global Advisory Council. Other tobacco-free announcements to hit…

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December 2017 Newsletter

Tobacco Free Portfolios shares highlights from 2017. Momentum towards tobacco-free finance accelerated markedly and advanced to include major financial organisations in more than a dozen leading economies. We have been active in 25 cities in 16 countries spanning four continents.

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