• Stimulus packages could give 'green lining' to coronavirus cloud

    23 March 2020

    Governments have an opportunity to use their significant fiscal responses to the coronavirus pandemic to help rather than hinder long-term progress on climate action. Ahren Lester explains.

  • Powering up the energy storage market

    28 February 2020

    Interest in the energy storage market is starting to take off, Ahren Lester explains, despite caution over changing business models continuing to hold back widespread investment.

  • Best Performing Funds of 2019: RobecoSAM Smart Energy

    25 February 2020

    After a tumultuous 2018 for the alternative energy sector, an emphatic rebound for RobecoSAM's Smart Energy fund suggests the future remains bright. Christopher Marchant reports.

  • Best Performing Funds of 2019: Erste WWF Stock Environment

    21 February 2020

    Solar energy holdings and takeover activity pushes Erste WWF Stock Environment to deliver a strong performance in 2019, writes Ahren Lester.

  • The EU's sustainable finance action plan: a progress report

    07 February 2020

    Two years into the Commission's ambitious plan to hardwire sustainability into the financial system, Michael Hurley examines the state of play

  • A bright future for green unicorns

    18 October 2019

    We are seeing the emergence of a new species of 'green unicorns' – exceptional mid-sized companies providing renewable energy that are valued close to or above €1bn, explain Eric Arnould and Anne-Christine Champion.

  • Monoline-wrapped renewables project financing could be a game-changer

    20 September 2019

    The application of insurance-wrapped debt to renewable-energy project financing is likely to emerge as a valuable addition to the green capital markets toolkit, writes Keith Mullin

  • Overcoming the obstacles facing blended finance

    17 July 2019

    Junji Hatano examines the issues that must be tackled to achieve dramatic growth in blended finance for sustainable development in developing countries.

  • District heating offers attractive investment opportunities

    04 February 2019

    District heating projects combine economic and ecological appeal for Infrastructure investors, says Tor Syverud.

  • The tragic V sign

    14 January 2019

    A radical rethink of land management and agricultural policy is required to help combat further biodiversity loss, says Sarasin's Henry Boucher