world in transition.

navigating the transition to a sustainable world.

spotlight on COP24.

spotlight on COP24.

The Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) is the most important forum dedicated to global climate policy in the world. Representatives of 196 countries and the EU are currently gathered in Poland to work on a collective action plan.

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wind: harnessing the power of renewable energy.

wind: harnessing the power of renewable energy.

Energy production and use accounts for more than two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. This makes it a priority sector when it comes to the sustainability of our global system. Recent estimates would suggest clean energy could achieve 90% of the energy-related CO2 emission reductions required to meet the central goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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investing in the inevitable.

investing in the inevitable.

In the 10 years since the first green bond was issued, climate-aligned bonds have grown into a $1.5 trillion market. The continued expansion of this market is of vital importance.

Green bonds we believe increase our ability to avoid carbon emissions and create a positive impact on the environment and societies we live in.

 

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investors join the battle against climate change.

investors join the battle against climate change.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Investors are playing an increasingly pivotal role in combating this unprecedented threat as the transition to a greener, low-carbon economy is also one of the biggest potential drivers of investment returns in history

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time to open the flood gates for green water bonds.

time to open the flood gates for green water bonds.

Climate change threatens the stability of our world’s water supply. Only a small percentage of green-labelled bonds are currently geared towards financing water assets, presenting a significant investment opportunity.

Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) estimates that just 1.5% of green-labelled bonds currently finance water assets under a use of proceeds structure. If this shortfall is to be addressed, a change in narrative is urgently required.

 

 Click here to read AIM’s analysis of the market for water bonds

the carbon yield methodology.

Green bonds represent a viable solution to fund climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. The scale of mitigation, however, can vary greatly across green bonds and their funded activities. The Carbon Yield initiative was launched in 2016 to help measure the climate change mitigation impact of green bonds.

 

 Click here to read AIM’s report on the Carbon Yield methodology and how it promotes transparency

 

navigating climate risks.

The urgency of climate change cannot be ignored. How can the green bond market help investors with climate risk?

Representatives of Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) - the first dedicated impact bond manager – recently attended the annual Ny-Ålesund Symposium to discuss how the financial system can navigate climate risks.

 

 Click here to read the full report on AIM and the 2018 Ny-Ålesund Symposium

 

in conversation: Carolina Minio-Paluello on climate change.

in conversation: Carolina Minio-Paluello on climate change.

The defining feature of climate change is the effects will not be limited to any one specific area on Earth. It manifests in a variety of different ways, whether through rising temperatures, reduced freshwater, or greater levels of pollution.

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adapting to a more aggressive policy environment.

adapting to a more aggressive policy environment.

Nobody can predict what is going to happen in the future. The one thing we can say with certainty is that things won’t be the same.

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