Market insight

  • Renewable energy's big moment

    Environmental Finance spoke with Patrick Horka, head of renewable energy solutions at South Pole about how the 'big moment' in renewable energy has arrived much faster than expected.

  • Impact Investing - what's all the buzz about?

    Is impact finance the evolution of ESG investing? We delve deeper in to how impact finance provides investors with exposure to activities that offer targeted, measurable and positive benefit to environment and society.

  • Aligning with the Paris Agreement: An Index Approach

    Institutional investors are under pressure to align their strategies with a maximum global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees C targeted by the Paris Agreement. We examine how they can approach this while respecting other investment constraints.

  • Unlocking private finance to catalyse climate action in developing countries

    By Tony Clamp, GCF Private Sector Facility Director, ad interim

  • Taking climate action is good for business

    Investment firms should take responsibility for their carbon emissions in a way that delivers real, measurable results for the environment, global consumers and their business. By Vaughan Lindsay

  • Agrocortex: unlocking value for REDD projects

    Demand for voluntary carbon credits soared in the past year. While there was a temporary drop with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand has rebounded - and so have the opportunities for carbon offset project developers.

  • PIMCO: fully engaged on ESG

    Fixed income investing giant PIMCO has embedded ESG at the heart of its investment processes - and sees engagement as central to improving issuers' sustainability performance. Scott Mather, CIO of PIMCO's US Core Strategies, explains the firm's approach

  • COVID-19 & green finance: What next?

    In this feature article, Mark Oliphant of The International Stock Exchange Group goes from Brexit and through COVID-19 to explore the impact so far on, and the prospects for the future of, green finance and the wider sustainable investing market.

  • Biodiversity super-year promises scrutiny

    This year's landmark convention on biodiversity will put the issue squarely in focus - and will increase scrutiny of financial institutions and large companies. IBAT's Dr Eugenie Regan explains how they can ensure they are managing their biodiversity exposures

  • Building green markets

    Element Markets' Randy Lack talks to Environmental Finance about the opportunities and challenges navigating North America's carbon and renewable fuels markets