These 6 green investments would kick-start Canada's economic renewal

Corporate Knights

Canada is investing only around 1% of GDP on climate response. Corporate Knights' Climate and Economic Renewal Plan lays out six major green investments. There’s no place like green homes. This will require a $3-billion-per-year investment.

Interest rate rises 'choking off' green investments

Environmental Finance

Interest rate rises risk 'choking off' capital-intensive green investments, a report by Positive Money has warned


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A New Frontier for Green Investment

Chris Hall

Kerry Chen, CEO of ATRenew, says investors should look at the circular economy as a long-term investment. Green finance – typically global bond, loans, and other long-term markets – has reached almost US$2 trillion in volume. Identifying investments.

What will future green investment teams spend their money on?


We asked Emerging Leaders in the space. Here are their answers

Ask the awkward questions about green investing

Financial Times: Moral Money

How can we invest to make the world a better place

Meet the CEO behind the A-list's favorite green investment firm


An interview with Steve Oyer, CEO of i(x) Net Zero, the green investment firm founded by Warren Buffet's grandson and backed by Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD promotes green investments in Egypt's small businesses

Global Renewable News

By Nibal. Climate Change

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD and donors help Tajik farmer access green investment

Global Renewable News

By Altynai. Climate Change

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Appoints Regional Leaders for Americas, APAC, EMEA

ESG Today

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) announced today a series of new appointments to its regional leadership team, including William Demas as Head of Americas, in New York, Edward Northam as Head of APAC, and Chris Archer and Sam Newman as co-Heads of GIG in EMEA.

International Finance Corporation - IFC and Colombia Partner to Spur Green Investments

Global Renewable News

Colombia, with IFC's support, unveiled a. Climate Change

European Lawmakers Defeat Move to Keep Nuclear and Gas out of Green Investment Taxonomy

ESG Today

Sustainability-focused and sustainable investment groups reacted to the vote with disappointment. The post European Lawmakers Defeat Move to Keep Nuclear and Gas out of Green Investment Taxonomy appeared first on ESG Today.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD, GCF and EU boost green investments in Morocco

Global Renewable News

By Nibal. Climate Change

EU wants to allow natural gas, nuclear in green investment

Renewable Energy World

” The green labeling system from the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, would define what qualifies as an investment in sustainable energy in the 27-nation bloc. News Policy & Regulation European Union green energyBy Samuel Petrequin.

BofA issues $2b sustainability bond targeting equality, economic opportunity, green investments

Environmental News Bits

Bank of America announced today that it has issued a $2 billion “Equality Progress Sustainability Bond,” with proceeds aimed at investments targeting advancements in racial and gender equality, economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability. Read the full story at ESG Today.

Impact Cubed's New EU Taxonomy Solution Provides Global Insights Into Green Investments

3BL Media

These new rules, intended to counteract greenwashing, spell out the criteria for a green investment and require market participants to disclose how they are aligned with them. Impact Cubed’s platform offers tech-enhanced tools to screen companies or funds, create ready-made compliance reports, or build investment products in line with the EU Taxonomy criteria. The outcome is a seamless approach to customized sustainable investing.

BlackRock goes green? Investment giant joins Climate Action 100+ amid controversy


The move comes just a month after the firm was accused of being 'full of greenwash' by former US Vice President Al Gore. Commitments & Goals Policy & Politics

Catherine McKenna on Carbon Tax, Green Investments, Election

Carbon 49

At the press conference that followed, I talked to the Minister about the progress on carbon tax, Liberal’s green tech investments, trade deals with Europe and China, and the upcoming federal election. Historic investments are gone. We are committed to making the investments.

Southeast Asia to establish its own framework for green investments, but natural gas remains a feature


Southeast Asia is establishing a green finance rulebook to bring greater accountability to sustainable investments. Balancing the needs of countries that have different ambitions to cut carbon emissions will be a major test

More nature, more jobs? Green investment seen as driver of coronavirus recovery


Building back greener could create millions of jobs and trillions in economic opportunity, the World Economic Forum says

Fund managers call for disclaimers on ‘climate-friendly’ products

Financial Times: Moral Money

Clients should be warned that explicitly ‘greeninvestments can have lower returns

Regulators rein in the ESG bandwagon


The new rules: Green investing become a matter of serious concern for regulators — not to mention companies and investors

For EU Parliament Gas And Nuclear Are Climate-friendly


The European Parliament backed EU rules labelling investments in gas and nuclear power plants as climate-friendly: 278 MEPs voted in favour of the resolution, 328 against and 33 abstained. Environment Impact EU EU Green Deal European Union Green Investment Nuclear Power

Natural capital opportunities 'few and far between'

Environmental Finance

Unearthing nature-related investments in innovative areas is challenging but could boost Jupiter's Green Investment Trust, its managers tell Genevieve Redgrave

How to Push Wall Street to Ditch Fossil Fuels for Clean Energy

Alaistair Marsh

Tweaking capital rules to prioritize green investment, a global price on carbon and public-private financing are a few tools that could get banks to move their money. . world

How Biden's climate agenda aims to trigger a 'good-paying' jobs boom


New US president aims to create more than 10 million decent jobs through US$2 trillion green investment in economy

“Australia is under new management”: Bowen tells clean energy investors

Renew Economy

Federal climate minister Chris Bowen says Australia now "open for business", calling on investors to seize a $130 billion green investment opportunity.

EU Parliament Goes Green for Nuclear Energy

Energy Central

European Parliament Votes To Include Nuclear in Its Green Taxonomy (NucNet) Members of the European parliament have decided to “follow the science” and support legislation which includes nuclear in the bloc’s sustainable finance taxonomy for green investment.

EU plans may boost Asian nuclear ambitions but progress likely to stutter, say analysts


Geographical and technical hurdles coupled with a gas glut in Asia mean nuclear power is unlikely to gain a toehold in the region, despite its inclusion in Europe's “gold standard” green investment rulebook

Macquarie’s GIG Invests in US Renewable Energy Platform Galehead

ESG Today

Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group (GIG) announced today an investment in US-based renewable energy development platform Galehead Development, aimed at helping the company advance 6 GW of renewable energy projects and commercialize its geospatial and land analytics platform.

Macquarie spins out new business to accelerate offshore wind, including in Australia

Renew Economy

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group will launch Corio Generation, a specialist offshore wind developer with projects across the world, including Australia.

New Zealand a Laggard in Net Zero Investment

Chris Hall

New Zealand and ESG investing ought to be a match made in heaven. In the popular imagination, the country is clean, green and very environmentally conscious, not least due to its beautiful landscapes and spectacular scenery.

EU's new green finance rulebook aims to curb greenwash


The European Union Taxonomy creates a new framework for what qualifies as a green investment. What could this mean for the Asia Pacific region

Green bonds: Growing bigger and broader


As the green-bond market matures, it is developing offshoots. These initiatives may broaden the market for green investment options The types of projects financed, as well as the emergence of innovative types of bonds and loans linked to the ESG targets, is growing.

EU ‘green’ label for gas and nuclear sparks sustainable investing crisis

Corporate Knights

When I led Canada’s Social Investment Organization (SIO) in the early 2000s, one of our most important debates concerned the question of whether the organization should develop an industry-wide label for socially responsible investment, as sustainable investing was called back then.

The price of making peace with nature

Corporate Knights

This aligns with other estimates that an effective emergency response to climate change will require investments in the order of 5 to 6% of GDP. Related post: These 6 green investments would kick-start Canada's economic renewal.

IIGCC Offers Ratios to Track Portfolios’ Climate Impact

Chris Hall

New report provides guidance to asset owners on closing net zero investment gap. . The IIGCC has estimated that over US$126 trillion needs to be invested in climate solutions by 2050 in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. .

Macquarie Backs Renewables Developer Falck with €100 Million Financing

ESG Today

Macquarie Asset Management, a top 50 global asset manager and the world’s largest manager of infrastructure, announced that it has provided €100 million of debt financing to Green Bidco SpA, the controlling company of renewable energy developer and operator Falck Renewables.

China, Singapore Launching Green Finance Taskforce

Chris Hall

The taskforce will explore collaboration in areas such as standards and definitions, green and transition financing solutions, data and technology enablers to catalyse green financing flows. The post China, Singapore Launching Green Finance Taskforce appeared first on ESG Investor.

Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

Renewable Energy World

The only path forward is to increase investments in a just and inclusive transition, reaping the full socioeconomic benefits along the way.”. The report finds that $1 million in green investments often create more near-term jobs than the equivalent investment in unsustainable solutions.

Solvency II: Roadblocks to Sustainable Investments Remain Despite Reforms

Chris Hall

UK ministers enthuse about the post-Brexit potential to unleash a new wave of green investment, but not everybody is convinced. It cuts EU red tape and unlocks investment, helping to create jobs while also maintaining a high level of protection for policyholders.”.

227MW solar farm completed in Alabama to support Facebook data center

Renewable Energy World

This solar farm is a historic moment in TVA history," said Doug Perry, Senior Vice President, TVA Commercial Energy Solutions, adding: "It's the first Green Invest project to come online, and it demonstrates the value of TVA's focus on cleaner energy. Follow @EngelsAngle.

Why the European Union's green taxonomy is risky business


The EU's so-called “taxonomy” for classifying green investments should address three important questions. Unfortunately, the Commission's one-dimensional approach disregards two of the three, with potentially damaging consequences

China Approves First Carbon Neutral ETFs 

Chris Hall

The SEEE said the new carbon neutral ETFs will further raise the ability of the capital market to service the economy’s green transformation and enable institutions and retail investors to contribute to green investment. .