Market volatility and rising development costs have led to an increase in the risk premium in recent years.
A new study indicates that the supply of “green” assets has caught up with demand, leading to a relative decline in performance. The green premium is a reality, but may be temporary.
We need more targeted investments in solutions that have a positive impact on nature to reverse biodiversity loss.
We can be much better at exploiting finance and economics to tackle climate change.
Decarbonisation is not impossible, but it will be difficult to achieve through capitalism.
The transition to net zero will require huge investments, but how do we make sure investment goes to the right place?
Making sure your fund’s financial values align with your ethical values isn’t that simple – but here’s what you can do.
The recent row over whether arms makers could be treated as ethical investments is just the tip of the iceberg.
Behind the government’s net zero bluster there has been little progress in decarbonising the UK.
The new EU rules on sustainable finance defeat their own objective.
China’s Belt and Road initiative offers advantages and drawbacks for renewable energy development worldwide.
Historically, tech stocks have dominated global stock markets. Despite the pandemic, many continue to grow at remarkable rate.
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.
The Conservatives’ green investment standards may not have a direct impact on emissions. But with a few tweaks, it could be effective and affordable.
The European Investment Bank’s funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
The finance industry has developed a powerful set of tools over the years, which could be used to improve well-being and solve our environmental problems.
There’s a wider trend towards linking the energy and climate portfolios, and not before time – the race is on towards a low-carbon economy, and joined-up policy gets faster results.
A year ago Pope Francis called for better protection for the environment. Now Catholic institutions look poised for widespread divestment from fossil fuels.
Climate change stands to hit Africa the hardest. That’s why green industrialisation is critical to help keep the continent’s greenhouse gas emissions low.
The Paris climate deal has supposedly sent a signal to the wider world that now is the time to pull out of fossil fuel investments. Universities can set the pace – but they need to do more.