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Impact investing: the social entrepreneurship revolution

January 4, 2016

The success of an investment is increasingly defined not just by risk and return but also its impact on society. Silvia Pavoni talks to the investors that demand purpose along with profit, and that are bringing about a revolution in the process.

Green bonds take root

November 3, 2014

A rise in issuances, an increasingly diverse issuer base and the development of guiding principles have all contributed to the rise of green bonds. But, as they become more investor friendly, advocates of such products are keen to ensure that they remain environmentally friendly, too.

Can green bonds help prevent climate catastrophe

Can green bonds help prevent climate catastrophe?

January 2, 2014

A groundswell of support for green finance means headway is being made in the transition to a low-carbon economy, with new sustainable models of finance, the issuance of green bonds and initiatives to level the playing field among banks. 

Carbon trading runs out of gas

Carbon trading runs out of gas

January 2, 2014

The volume of carbon trading has fallen heavily since the 2009 Copenhagen agreement, and market participants are advocating radical steps to revive the market.

Look to the futures market to solve carbon tax conundrum

August 27, 2013

When it comes to the issue of global warming, a carbon tax that forces all sides to put their money where their mouth is on the futures market could help to resolve a long-running debate.

TEASER-Green energy feels the chill

Green energy feels the chill

December 3, 2012

Tighter bank financing, falling government subsidies and rising US shale gas production are all putting the squeeze on the renewable energy industry.

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ECB relieves pressure on commodities finance

December 3, 2012

The worst of the liquidity squeeze on eurozone banks has eased conditions for commodities finance during 2012, but the business still faces significant challenges.

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Private equity and the rise of renewable energy

November 1, 2011

Private equity firms have cultivated greater interest in renewable energy during the past few years and with many governments paying more attention to renewables, offering subsidies to encourage investment in the sector, it appears their timing could not have been better. But can the pace of growth be maintained?

European Commission plots carbon markets recovery

June 30, 2011

A year that began with confidence-rattling fraud now heads towards a new emissions credit supply phase, updated green industry incentives and cautious hope for regional and global emissions targets.

Protests about nuclear power

The nuclear policy debate after Fukushima

June 1, 2011

The accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami has led many countries to slow down or cease their nuclear energy programmes.

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