The net-zero transition requires the rapid development at scale of new technologies, energy-efficient infrastructure, and carbon capture and storage. A carbon price, together with the elimination of fossil-fuel subsidies, would give investors powerful incentives to finance these and other imperatives. The quest for carbon neutrality has begun in earnest. More than 70 … [Read more...] about Beyond ESG: The Carbon Price Solution
We have all heard the story: sustainable funds are in high demand. By the middle of 2021, their assets had reached an unprecedented $2.3 trillion, mainly driven by continued growth in the European fund market (Source: Reuters). Net sales in the first half of 2021 had already overtaken those in 2020, which in turn were more than double those in 2019, which were more than … [Read more...] about How do retail investors feel about returns from sustainable investing?
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