Investing in China’s sustainable finance boom

GreenBiz

China-based investments are an important part of an institutional or retail investing portfolio for green and decarbonization opportunities

Kirk’s inconvenient truth about ESG investing

GreenBiz

HSBC’s head of responsible investments, Stuart Kirk, simply said what most insiders know: The financial effects of climate change are mismatched with typical investor time horizons

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Community investments pay dividends

GreenBiz

Community investments pay dividends. Corporate community investment historically has been the realm of philanthropy and volunteerism departments, but there are a growing number of examples where direct investment by businesses benefits operations as well as the communities in which they serve.

Downturn signals opportunity for climate-aligned investing

GreenBiz

Finance & Investing ESG Rocky Mountain InstituteSeveral frameworks are emerging that sets performance thresholds identifying economic activities that align with the Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets.

Amazon invests in the Amazon

GreenBiz

Partnering with The Nature Conservancy to monetarily support Amazonia farmers in their transition to regenerative agriculture and agroforestry

The new normal in sustainable investing post-COVID-19

GreenBiz

The time has passed for small commitments, hyperbole and delays in embracing sustainable investing. COVID-19 Finance & Investing GreenFin ESG

Liberty Mutual’s approach to ESG investing, with Vlad Barbalat

GreenBiz

A view of ESG investing from one of the largest property and casualty insurers in the United

How to scale up investment in sustainable mobility

GreenBiz

Here are six sustainable mobility investment cases

The role of private investment in sustainable infrastructure

GreenBiz

Investors are seeking investment-grade green infrastructure projects as opposed to one-off contracts

Investment analysts conclude that greener businesses rule

GreenBiz

Investment returns on firms driving the transition to a green economy are easily outstripping those of their fossil fuel competitors, new analysis suggests. Finance & Investing

Anatomy of an impact investment: Comcast’s partnership with Inclusiv

GreenBiz

Treasury resources are a largely untapped source of capital for social impact investments and can significantly expand the reach and capabilities of community finance organizations

How BCG helps corporations invest in climate tech

GreenBiz

The BCG Green Ventures mandate: Partner with corporations to help them identify business opportunities related to climate tech, and then jointly incubate and invest in those ventures

Sustainable investing expert Alison Taylor on ESG misconceptions and why ethics are part of the equation

GreenBiz

The BSR advisor, NYU professor and executive director at Ethical Systems discusses what concerning orthodoxies she’s seeing begin to ossify, and what leadership in ESG investing should really be doing right now

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System Change Investing: The business case

GreenBiz

The new paradigm approach shifts the focus of investing from company change and symptoms to system change and root causes. Finance & Investing Reporting

Why IKEA is investing in sustainable mobility

GreenBiz

Why IKEA is investing in sustainable mobility. For the company known for its delicious meatballs and DIY shelves, the investment isn't actually that surprising. For example, the company is pushing its electric fleet partners to go electric, and investing in low-carbon fuel technologies.

Personalizing sustainable investments can shape the future of finance

GreenBiz

Despite retail investors being interested in sustainability issues, few are investing money with this in mind

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Are your ESG investments ‘sustainable grade’?

GreenBiz

As investor interest in ESG issues increases, the practice of careless labeling is growing. Here’s one proposal for mitigating that problem

System change investing: High impact, high return

GreenBiz

System change investing: High impact, high return. The sustainable/responsible investing (SRI) market is over $30 trillion and growing faster than traditional investments. It uses investing to engage the financial and corporate sectors in the most important sustainability issue.

Sound investments to decarbonize the world’s industries

GreenBiz

Climate Change Finance & Investing manufacturingAs much as $21 trillion is needed through 2050 to fully decarbonize the ammonia, cement, ethylene and steel sectors.

Visionary investments could advance climate and equity in agriculture

GreenBiz

An agricultural bill in congress puts $5 billion into regenerative programs for farmers, $600 million into assessing soil benefits and many other investments

Yes, Investing in ESG Pays Off

Andrew Winston

This is another in the realm of the “business case” for sustainability (within a corporation for its own capital and investment decisions, not as an investment thesis for investors). Solution: Redefine your tools for investment decisions.

Reimagining investment: Human rights in venture capital

GreenBiz

There's a link between startups that fail and poor performance on ESG

For Vibrant US Cities, Invest in Multi-modal Transportation

The City Fix

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, offers U.S. states and cities the chance to invest in transportation systems that modernize infrastructure, expand access and mobility for all people in a community, improve public.

UPS invests in electric vehicle pioneer Arrival, as delivery giant places order for 10,000 vans

GreenBiz

Electric Vehicles Investing Transportation Transportation & MobilityArrival has emerged as a major player in the fast expanding commercial EV fleet market.

Bridging the human rights gap in ESG investing

GreenBiz

ESG assets could exceed US$50 trillion by 2025, but ESG as a framework does not sufficiently capture harms to people

Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches

GreenBiz

Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches. But more companies outside of the food space are figuring out how they can invest in or use regenerative practices in the supply chain for their products. . Deonna Anderson. Fri, 06/19/2020 - 02:45.

Kelp boom hinges on supply chain and carbon market investments

GreenBiz

Kelp farming is ready to scale but getting more processing plants, increasing demand and understand the carbon impact need to come first

Episode 263: Simulating transformation, investing in underserved communities

GreenBiz

Episode 263: Simulating transformation, investing in underserved communities. Making community investments count (25:20). Catherine Berman is CEO of CNote , a woman-owned, woman-led organization focused on helping institutions invest in underserved communities.

Investing in nature gives industry a competitive advantage

GreenBiz

Industry leaders need to change the measures of growth, bring the true value of nature into market pricing and ensure demands on nature do not exceed the ability to supply

Why we need to invest in female climate entrepreneurs

GreenBiz

We can support the development of female entrepreneurs using accelerators and incubators and recruiting more women into the tech and banking sectors

Ideas for boosting private-sector investments for nature

GreenBiz

Just 14 percent of funding nature-based solutions is supplied by the private sector. That needs to change

Fashion for Good looks to increase investment in Asia

GreenBiz

The respected Dutch nonprofit is behind two initiatives to create a less exploitative and more sustainable model for Asia’s textile and garment industries

Private equity stakes its claim in sustainable investing

GreenBiz

Private equity is starting to see meaningful opportunity in climate finance

3 ways federal investment in forests can support economic growth

GreenBiz

Labor for reforesting trees, agroforestry and wildfire mitigation work could provide thousands of jobs

How businesses are investing in Colorado's water future

GreenBiz

As Colorado and the entire West face a persistent water crisis, the corporate sector is using its capacity, influence and resources to innovate and scale up sustainability strategies that will help pave the way for long-term water security

HSBC invests in world’s first ‘reef credit’ system

GreenBiz

HSBC invests in world’s first ‘reef credit’ system. Selling the reef credits funds investments in more efficient fertilizer practices such as matching the application to the needs of specific crops and removing compact soil to decrease excess runoff, according to GreenCollar.

£4m investment in new Central Scotland recycling facility

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling and waste management business Levenseat has announced plans to invest £4m upgrading a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which it purchased for an undisclosed sum from Avondale Environmental on 10 May.

Sustainable investing is changing global supply chains: 4 key takeaways

GreenBiz

Sustainable investing is changing global supply chains: 4 key takeaways. Sustainable investing strategies have ascended quickly in the last 10 years. Sustainable investment strategies cover roughly a third of Taiwanese AUM. Finance & Investing.

Greenbacker invests in energy storage startup

Renewable Energy World

Startup Delorean Power LLC said that Greenbacker Capital Management made a $20 million strategic equity investment into the company. Jones previously led utility-scale power project investments in emerging markets at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. .

Latin American e-commerce giant invests in Brazilian ecosystem restoration

GreenBiz

Latin American e-commerce giant invests in Brazilian ecosystem restoration. Heather Clancy. Thu, 03/18/2021 - 01:00. The tech sector’s fascination with tree restoration as a climate solution apparently isn’t unique to U.S. companies. .

ESG investments: Exponential potential or surfing one wave?

GreenBiz

ESG investments: Exponential potential or surfing one wave? About 77 percent of ESG funds that existed 10 years ago are presently available, whereas only 46 percent of traditional investment vehicles maintain that survivorship. A declining investment rationale for fossil fuels.

IKEA to invest $220 million into becoming 'climate positive'

GreenBiz

The investment will be focused on two areas — green energy and reforestation. Clean Energy Corporate Strategy Corporate Strategy Deforestation

What to Know About Washington’s Cap and Invest Rulemaking

CleanTech Alliance

The Climate Commitment Act (CCA), which was passed by the Washington state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Inslee in 2021, is set to go into effect on January 1, 2023. Public Policy

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