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.
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
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 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 financial system needs to be reshaped to trigger the investments needed to address climate change, says Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC, and innovation is crucial to bringing sustainable finance to the next level.
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
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.
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
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.