Rewiring finance through climate innovation
This hub has been developed with EIT Climate-KIC to support Climate Innovation Summit 2018: Mission Finance. The event which took place in Dublin from 6 – 8 November 2018 successfully brought together innovators from across Europe who are working to mainstream climate in financial markets.
Setting the scene for Climate Innovation Summit 2018: Mission Finance
Supporting new innovative climate investment
Andrew McDowell, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, delivered a speech at Climate-KIC's Mission Finance summit in which he outlined some shining examples of blended and innovative finance
Distributed Ledger Technologies are here to stay
Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies might be a critical tool to unlock trillions for climate action
Search for 100 1.5C-compatible investments launched
The EU-backed Mission Innovation initiative has launched a framework to identify 100 investments with the potential to reduce emissions by 10 million CO2e or more by 2030.
Debate: Can self-reporting be effective for investors?
Most climate and ESG data is self-reported – can this approach ever provide investors with the reliable and comparable data they need to make the best investment decisions?
Risky business: Why 1.5-aligned strategies are key to preserving capital
Decision-makers with responsibility for capital need to make bold, upfront investments in innovative sustainability solutions to limit climate change. An improved understanding of physical climate risks can help make this 'strategy overhaul' happen
No alternative: Making sustainable infrastructure the only option
Only a fraction of global climate finance is reaching European cities despite their crucial role in decarbonising the economy. Developing a bankable project pipeline and new finance solutions replicable across cities is key to meet the enormous need for sustainable infrastructure
Financing tomorrow's new normal today
Across most industries, quick wins for decarbonisation – at least within current frameworks – have already been put in place. Innovative finance will be needed to unlock investment across all sectors and industries. Environmental Finance explores how investors can enter uncharted waters to truly drive change
Mission-led finance: New ideas in European policymaking
Policymakers need to shift focus from filling investment gaps to creating new trajectories for ambitious low-carbon innovation, says Mariana Mazzucato. A missions-led approach should be at the heart of efforts align the economy with climate and sustainability goals, she tells Environmental Finance.
No more excuses: Financing 1.5C
The financial sector must play a critical enabling role to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Investors need to quickly overhaul their strategies for climate change to be halted in just over a decade, and there are already tools and solutions available to help investors align with this goal, finds Environmental Finance
Investor framework launched for 1.5C-compatible investments
Investors ranging from pension funds to multilaterals are looking to quantify the impact of their emissions-saving investments by using a new investment framework. Dennis Pamlin of Mission Innovation explains why the tool can help significantly accelerate the low-carbon transition
Europe's moment to lead on green financial centres
Europe's financial centres are teaming up to mobilise the vast sums of capital needed to meet global climate targets. Under a new Europe-wide initiative, green financial centres are aiming to significantly accelerate the shift to sustainable finance.
The anatomy of a taxonomy
The European Commission has a highly ambitious target - to develop a taxonomy to define what is green and act as a compass for sustainable finance. But there's a long and rocky road ahead for this controversial initiative, find Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps
Could blockchain save the planet?
Cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, are notoriously energy-intensive. But the blockchain technology they rely on could give a boost to environmental markets, experts believe. Graham Cooper reports.
An action plan for sustainable finance
The European Commission in March launched an ambitious action plan it hopes will catapult the European Union (EU) into the position of global leader for sustainable finance. Nick Roumpis reports
The green and sustainability loan market: ready for take-off
Green and sustainability loans are the hot new trend in sustainable finance. Could they outgrow the booming green bond market, ask Nick Roumpis and Peter Cripps.
Dublin chosen to promote sustainable finance in Europe
Dublin has been selected as the European hub of the Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) network.