Innovative nature-based solutions starved of capital, says Oxford University
Investors are currently only investing in established nature-based solutions (NBS) with traditional returns and safer risk-return profiles, Oxford University has said, warning this leaves more innovative investments, with wider benefits, lacking capital.
Nature the 'green scorpion' in the room, warns Oxford University
"Nature is not the elephant in the room, it's the huge green scorpion running towards us. The sting in its tail will significantly amplify the impacts of climate change in ways that are difficult to predict".
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ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: Day one round up
The annual conference is being held virtually this year and attracted over 600 delegates on its first day
Academics launch principles to help align investments with climate targets
A set of three simple principles has been proposed to help investors align their portfolios with a low-carbon economy.
Research backed by Norges Bank reveals most environmentally-risky coal firms
Fossil-fuel companies with the greatest vulnerability to environmental risks have been named in new analysis, which urges firms to report at asset level to enable investors to better judge portfolio risks.
Increasing evidence that environmental risks are 'material'
Evidence is mounting that environmental risks are becoming material to business and the economy as a whole, a report commissioned by the UN Environment Programme has warned.
Number of operational CCS projects up 50%, but total pipeline shrinks
The number of operational carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects has risen by 50% in the past year, but the overall pipeline has taken a hit after 12 projects were cancelled or put on hold, according to a report.