The Rise of Sustainable Investing in Japan

U.S. Green Technology

With the global rise of environmental concern, Japanese market players are increasingly taking into consideration the impact their investments may have on the environment and society. The post The Rise of Sustainable Investing in Japan appeared first on U.S.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

When it comes to climate investment funds, diverse management is imperative

GreenBiz

When it comes to climate investment funds, diverse management is imperative. Needless to say, investment managers and financial advisers are powerful. investment consulting firms to gain insights into gender and racial representation, only 16 responded. Finance & Investing.

How treasurers can lead their company’s impact investing

GreenBiz

How treasurers can lead their company’s impact investing. When you think about who makes the greatest social and environmental impact with corporate dollars, you probably think of the head of ESG or the chief investment officer, not the treasurer. Invest in long-term partnerships.

Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery

GreenBiz

Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery. Many are considering a tried-and-true method to boost economies in the short term and provide wide societal benefits in the long term: infrastructure investment.

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

Morgan Stanley will measure CO2 impact of loans and investments

GreenBiz

Morgan Stanley will measure CO2 impact of loans and investments. It comes as banks and financial institutions face growing pressure from campaigners, policymakers, regulations and investors to account for and take action against the sizeable climate risk in their investment portfolios.

Six Climate Investing Myths Debunked

CleanTech Alliance

Yet, climate investing is still burdened by […]. Source: Morgan Stanley, September 18, 2019 nvestors have come to terms with the reality that climate change is no longer a theoretical threat. The effects of extreme weather, rising sea levels, resource scarcity and pollution are rippling across every continent with dire consequences for individuals, governments and businesses. Industry News

Global investment managers say no to carbon

Inhabitat - Innovation

A European group of global investment managers and pension funds has devised an ambitious plan to cut their portfolios down to net-zero carbon

World’s first dedicated clean hydrogen investment fund launches

Envirotec Magazine

We believe it creates the right investment platform to support existing and future hydrogen initiatives.”. This fund is said to be the first stage of FiveT Hydrogen’s broader ambition to establish an investment platform focused on accelerating the hydrogen economy.

Stemming the Tide: Investment, Infrastructure and Innovation in Ocean Plastics

GreenBiz

Stemming the Tide: Investment, Infrastructure and Innovation in Ocean Plastics. How can investment, infrastructure and innovation help solve ocean plastics? Speakers. Dave Ford, Ocean Plastics Leadership Network. Ellen Jackowski, HP. Dune Ives, Lonely Whale. Holly Secon.

What to Know About Investing in Renewable Energy

Green Living Guy

Investing in renewable energy has various benefits. Before evaluating the commercial and residential benefits, we must examine the energy sector’s… Read More What to Know About Investing in Renewable Energy.

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Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Investment Associate | Activate Capital | San Francisco and Philadelphia. Activate Capital is hiring full-time investment associates to join the team . We invest in companies whose technologies are reshaping the traditional industrial economy into a digitized ecosystem of intelligent systems and ‘Smart Real Assets’. Core investment themes for Activate include Energy Transition, Smart Mobility & Logistics, and Industrial Intelligence & Automation.

Ottawa invests billions in zero-emission buses

Clean Energy Canada

OTTAWA — Joanna Kyriazis, senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement regarding the federal government’s investment of $2.75 It’s also an investment in Canada’s economy at a pivotal time.

Renewable Energy Investment on the Rise

altenergymag

The increased investment in the development of renewable energy generation plants has witness a steady growth during past decade with major growth exhibited during the past couple of years

Avoid a major blind spot: Gender-smart investing is risk management

GreenBiz

Avoid a major blind spot: Gender-smart investing is risk management. This question, asked by Suzanne Biegel, co-founder of Gender-Smart Investing, was the central matter for debate during a breakout session last week at GreenFin 21. . Finance & Investing.

Iberdrola Plots Post-Lockdown Renewables Investment Spree

GreenTechMedia

Spanish power group Iberdrola, one of the world's largest investors in clean-energy projects, pledged to ramp up its investments in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. Iberdrola’s total investments in 2020 will hit €10 billion ($10.7

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems

GreenBiz

Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems. As we wind down the fund and move our food system investments into other RSF portfolios, we’re sharing what we’ve learned in hopes of advancing efforts to build a regenerative food system. Finance & Investing.

7 Solar-Powered Gadgets To Invest When You Go Hiking Frequently

U.S. Green Technology

And when you do this frequently, isn’t it wise to invest. The post 7 Solar-Powered Gadgets To Invest When You Go Hiking Frequently appeared first on U.S.

Regenerative Agriculture – Innovation and Investment: Part 1

CleanTech Group

In this three-part series we will tackle investing in regenerative agriculture. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Cleantech Investment Resources & EnvironmentPart I will provide an overview, part 2 will look at key.

A Deep Dive into Cleantech Investing

Greentown Labs

After our first successful Cleantech Investing 101 program on October 14, we were excited to host our follow up event Advanced Cleantech Investing on November 17. The post A Deep Dive into Cleantech Investing appeared first on Greentown Labs.

How an impact investment firm co-founder sees the future of capitalism

GreenBiz

Finance Finance & Investing The Sustainable MBAA Q&A with Caprock's Matthew Weatherly-White on the social responsibilities and visibilities of the private sector.

Why climate-saving investments in cold chain technologies are hot

GreenBiz

As demand for safe food and vaccines explodes in emerging economies, growth in the market for environmentally safe refrigeration technologies is reaching the boiling point. cold chain Energy & Climate Food Systems refrigeration

New tool empowers utilities to reduce emissions in investment planning

Renewable Energy World

As the industry reckons with its role in a decarbonized future, advocates, utilities and regulators alike are calling for a carefully-managed transition that avoids costly long-term investments. This first-of-its-kind tool has the power to transform natural gas utility investment decisions.

E8 Panel: Cleantech and Investing in a Time of COVID-19

CleanTech Alliance

Below you will find some very interesting and insightful commentary from E8‘s March 26, 2020 panel on the investment outlook in an uncertain time. Members of E8 are committed to advancing clean technologies by investing in highly promising, early-stage companies all across North America. E8 is a partner of the CleanTech Alliance. The innovations we support […]. Industry News

Humankind Investments launches ‘social’ ETF

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 25 – A new exchange traded fund from Humankind Investments focuses on the “S” of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investing (see, The post Humankind Investments launches ‘social’ ETF appeared first on Impact Alpha.

E8 Announces 2019 Investments Worth $4M and 2020 Priorities

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Yahoo Finance, Feb 24, 2020 E8, an angel investor community committed to investing in cleantech in support of both profit and ecological sustainability, announced today that its members made investments worth $4 million across 26 companies in 2019.

Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now

GreenBiz

Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now. But what motivates ranchers to make these investments in better management and fencing? William Ginn. Sat, 06/06/2020 - 02:00. This is an excerpt from " Valuing Nature " by William J. Copyright 2020 William J.

BlackRock appoints sustainable investment heads for Asia Pacific

Eco-Business

Investment management giant BlackRock has appointed two executives to run its sustainable investment arm for Asia Pacific

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Yara invests in green ammonia for renewable energy

Inhabitat - Innovation

By using hydropower with its existing ammonia plant, Norway’s Yara is about to manufacture green ammonia commercially