Channelling capital into forest conservation

Channelling capital into forest conservation

A significant increase in the level of private finance being channelled into forest conservation is required in order to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement, a roundtable organised by Environmental Finance and Finance for Forests heard. Michael Hurley reports

A different kind of conversation

A different kind of conversation

The Talanoa Dialogue offers a new way of participating in the UN climate change process – and one that investors and financiers are beginning to explore. Mark Nicholls reports

Staying flexible to reduce corporate climate impact

Staying flexible to reduce corporate climate impact

There is a resurgence of interest from corporates in flexible and sophisticated approaches to address climate impact, says Edward Hanrahan, CEO of ClimateCare, as he reflects on ClimateCare's 20 years in business.

The growing case for conservation finance

The growing case for conservation finance

Conservation finance may appear to be one of the most esoteric investment niches, but experimentation and innovation is giving way to proof of concept – attracting a growing number of institutional investors along the way. Mark Nicholls reports

Hedging, whatever the weather

Hedging, whatever the weather

As renewable energy becomes an increasing part of the grid, the volatility it creates is generating demand for weather hedging products. Q&A with Stuart Brown, Head Origination Weather & Energy EMEA APAC, at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

'People need nature'

'People need nature'

Agustín Silvani, Vice President of Conservation Finance at Conservation International, explains how this is more than a tagline – it's a call to action now codified in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The corporate decarbonisation imperative

The corporate decarbonisation imperative

The Paris Agreement has set the end-goal – a massive decarbonisation effort to mitigate against and adapt to climate change. Gerald Maradan considers how companies should respond.

Nephila: eyeing new markets, new models

Nephila Capital is raising new capital as it eyes weather hedging opportunities in renewable energy and disruption in cat risk insurance underwriting. Barney Schauble talks to Environmental Finance