The impact of climate change presents a systemic investment risk, making the importance of an investment’s environmental footprint more critical than ever before. The world has already experienced a rise of around 1°C in global temperatures over the preindustrial period and has started seeing the impacts of climate change in the form of extraordinary weather events, shrinking … [Read more...] about How 2021 Is Shaping as an Epic Year for Climate Regulation
The cost of polluting in Europe has reached its highest level ever, but which sectors are most affected and what lies ahead as the EU targets In May, the EU carbon price moved above €50 per tonne for the first time ever. The price is now more than double its level prior to the pandemic, with a sharp rise in recent months. What is the EU carbon price? The EU Emissions … [Read more...] about What does a €50 carbon price mean for European companies?
With a deadline of 2030, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a comprehensive list of challenges, both environmental and socioeconomic, that we face as a planet. They aim to drive prosperity for all in a sustainable way, and encompass health, hunger, the natural world and much more. When it comes to public equity markets specifically, we see a huge … [Read more...] about Mind the gap: impact investing through public markets
In recent years, a wave of sustainability projects and goals have mostly been led by Europe. Last year, the EU announced its Green Deal which will be a core pillar of the political agenda for the future. And recently it agreed a €750 billion recovery package to revive the European economy from the coronavirus. How are these two announcements connected? At the heart of the … [Read more...] about The green tsunami to come…
The balance of power between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate will shape President‑elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda, determining the extent to which he can push through tax increases and influencing the size and scope of spending associated with any pandemic relief and recovery packages. If Republicans retain control of the Senate—which would include the Senate’s … [Read more...] about Biden focus on regulation could have broad impact