Environmental

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Markets

01NOV 2019

What is microfinance and why does it matter for investors?

Microfinance is a promising way to address global problems such as poverty, inequality and environmental damage. But what’s in it for investors?

2019

OCTOBER

23OCT 2019

Markets

How sustainable investing could calm our rising eco-anxiety

Increasing numbers of people feel overwhelmed by the challenge of climate change. Investing our money in a sustainable way could potentially boost our psychological well-being.

14OCT 2019

Markets

Disruption from climate change is only just beginning for investors

We are just at the beginning of a very long period in which climate change will have a significant, and increasing, effect on markets. New research suggests investors are not ready.

SEPTEMBER

17SEP 2019

Markets

Can we avoid an energy crunch?

Huge investment is needed if we are to meet climate targets while still keeping the lights on. This creates opportunities for investors.

AUGUST

28AUG 2019

Markets

Will electric cars create shocking losses or supercharge profits?

Many investors are worried that the switch to electric could hurt the profits of car-makers. Few have considered how the industry may stand to benefit.

07AUG 2019

Markets

Should municipal bonds be a core holding for ESG investors?

Investors on the lookout for ways to invest more responsibly may have overlooked the ESG characteristics inherent in many municipal bonds.

JULY

30JUL 2019

Markets

Is sustainable air travel an electric dream?

The electrification of small planes is an exciting development, but it won’t be anywhere near enough to offset aviation’s hefty carbon footprint.

29JUL 2019

Markets

Climate Progress Dashboard: new emissions pledges fail to change outlook

A pick-up in renewable energy capacity moves the dial in the right direction, but this is cancelled out by increased fossil fuel production and continued growth in reserves.