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The cryptocurrency exchange FTX fell from a multibillion-dollar company to bankruptcy in less than a week. NurPhoto via Getty Images

Dramatic collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX contains lessons for investors but won’t affect most people

Even though some traditional financial firms parked millions in the bankrupt company – once valued at $30 billion – the impact of FTX’s spectacular crash is limited to crypto investors
Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, delivers a keynote speech at the Bitcoin Conference in April in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Investing in crypto-assets: How to limit the risk of being exposed to fraud

The craze for crypto-currencies continues to grow. However, the environment is risky for investors, not only in terms of volatility, but also because of fraud.
More countries are discouraging fossil fuel use, but the industry is still pumping. Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Who really owns the oil industry’s future stranded assets? If you own investment funds or expect a pension, it might be you

A study found $1.4 trillion in oil and gas industry assets would be at risk if governments follow through on their pledges to deal with climate change.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, shown at an electric vehicle factory, called ESG ratings ‘a scam’ after an index dropped Tesla. Maja Hitij/Getty Images

How a sustainability index can keep Exxon but drop Tesla – and 3 ways to fix ESG ratings to meet investors’ expectations

Sustainable investing’s credibility took a hit when the S&P 500 ESG index dropped the electric vehicle-maker but kept the oil giant. The SEC is now considering new disclosure rules.
The Canada Infrastructure Bank was founded in 2017 by the Liberal Party to support revenue-generating infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships. (Shutterstock)

It’s time for the Canada Infrastructure Bank to reclaim its public purpose

Rather than underwriting private interests and the privatization of public services, the Canada Infrastructure Bank can build a better democratic institutional legacy.
Some Bitcoin evangelists see the currency as an answer to problems that plague society. mustafa akman/iStock via Getty Images

Why are people calling Bitcoin a religion?

With mantras, a mysterious founder and promises of societal salvation, there are echoes of religious traditions in the cryptocurrency.
Environmental, social and governance problems in a company’s supply chain can be hard for investors to track. KDP via Getty Images

ESG investing has a blind spot that puts the $35 trillion industry’s sustainability promises in doubt: Supply chains

Two supply chain experts see a major flaw in how ratings agencies measure companies’ environmental, social and governance performance.
Many companies claim they’re socially and environmentally responsible and attract investors who value strong corporate environmental, social and governance policies. But is it true? (Takaharu Sawa/Unsplash)

Socially responsible investing can be like searching for fool’s gold

Is investing for competitive financial returns based on ESG principles like searching for a needle in a haystack? There’s often conflicting information about the ESG bona fides of many companies.

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