Finance

Investing in infrastructure, renewables technology and energy efficiency to speed up the energy transition
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9 min.
31/October/2019

Putting principles before profit?

Expectations are high that the Principles for Sustainable Banking can push banks to change their balance sheets and businesses in line with climate action and other big societal issues
3 min.
06/September/2019

Robin Hood tax

Taking from the richer to pay for buses and trains for the poorer
13 min.
04/September/2019

Cities get creative on climate financing

Energy Cities, a European association of local authorities, estimates a city will need between €1 billion and €3 billion to reach net zero emissions by 2050
9 min.
It is increasingly apparent that failing to support workers and communities on the losing side of the low-carbon transition will not only be unjust, it may derail the whole process. Decisions need to be made about where the money will come from to finance retraining for new jobs and provide social safety nets while the transition takes place15/July/2019

Underwriting a just transition

The finance sector will play a crucial role in the clean energy transition and has a strong incentive to get involved
5 min.
More and better data is needed to help reorient capital flows towards more sustainable investments13/March/2019

EU takes investors to task over climate change

More and better data is needed to help reorient capital flows towards more sustainable investments
10 min.
Banks in Europe claim they are comfortable with lending to renewable energy projects financed on the back of corporate power purchase agreements, but only if the purchaser is a large entity or utility16/January/2019

Small is not always beautiful

Banks in Europe claim they are comfortable with lending to renewable energy projects financed on the back of corporate power purchase agreements, but only if the purchaser is a large entity or utility
8-9 min.
With the right regulations and better understanding of the advantages of wind and solar over other asset classes, investors can play a key role in speeding up the transition to a clean energy economy03/December/2018

Investors get creative to fund low carbon shift

With the right regulations and better understanding of the advantages of wind and solar over other asset classes, investors can play a key role in speeding up the transition to a clean energy economy
8-9 min.
Banks lead green mortgage charge19/October/2018

Banks lead green mortgage charge

Creating a financial market for energy efficiency in buildings through green mortgages could be the best way to ramp up building renovations and create a virtuous circle that benefits people, planet and profit
8-9 min.
12/October/2018

Investment in energy efficiency could be key to carbon tax success

An ambitious tax on carbon emissions globally and the reinvestment of carbon revenues in energy efficiency could be game changers for the energy transition even if most countries still remain reluctant to entertain such ideas
6-7 min.
13/June/2018

A green investment boost or risk of a bubble?

Discussions sparked by plans for banks in the EU to hold less capital against green lending have advanced thinking about how monetary authorities and regulators can support green investment, even if the plans themselves have received a mixed reception
12-13 min.
Building solar and wind projects without subsidies is seen by many as the solution to the energy transition. But falling costs can create their own problems, especially without the right regulation and continuing financial support for fossil fuels08/June/2018

Why saying goodbye to subsidies is hard to do

Building solar and wind projects without subsidies is seen by many as the solution to the energy transition. But falling costs can create their own problems, especially without the right regulation and continuing financial support for fossil fuels
7-8 min.
13/April/2018

Boards feel the heat from investors on climate risk

Mitigation of climate risk is moving to the top of the agenda for senior management and company boards
5-6 min.
07/July/2017

Investors hungry for offshore wind

Once seen as exotic fare, offshore wind investments have become a staple diet for pension funds. New types of investor are moving their chairs up to the table
5-6 min.
04/July/2016

Innovative new models bring dividends

Sophisticated financing raises institutional investor confidence in renewables
5-6 min.
02/July/2016

Redirecting the global flow of money

Developing countries need around $300 billion annually by 2020 to limit their carbon emissions
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