Social media has been abuzz with images of clear skies around the world as a result of lowered emissions due to coronavirus shutdown measures. However, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned against treating recent COVID-19-related reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as a sign of improving air quality, calling instead for long-term climate commitments. Will […]
In November 2019, the activist hedge fund TCI Fund Management released their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Policy statement on publicly traded equities in a push for disclosure of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and low-carbon transition plans. TCI believes its activist investor approach facilitates more sustainable business procedures, while reducing exposure of investments to […]
When global grain prices inflated expeditiously between 2007 and 2008, transnational agricultural land deals surged. With its low-cost labour and cheap and relatively less-exploited land, Sub-saharan Africa and parts of Asia became the most targeted investment destination for foreign private and state-owned companies. — Driven by a combination of various factors, droughts and other weather […]
The choice between economic development and sustainability is often considered to be irreconcilable. However, viewing the elements of ecosystems as resources that provide services puts a price on nature, helping to shape the future of investments made by companies. ‘ESG investments’ are becoming increasingly important to investors who want to ensure that their money is […]
Since the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuel technologies have been driving economic growth, so reducing emissions may appear to threaten developing countries’ progress, but to meet the Paris target, this is exactly what needs to happen. Is there a way for developing countries to prosper without increasing their emissions? Developing Countries are Part of the Climate […]
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