• Journal of Environmental Investing 8, No. 1.rev

  • The State of ESG Data and Metrics

    Special Issue of the Journal of Environmental Investing 8, No. 1.rev

    It is with great pride that we bring you this issue of the Journal of Environmental Investing 8, No. 1.rev, looking for the first time at the State of ESG Data and Metrics, marking our 8th year of publication, and hosted for the first time by two leading academics at Yale, Professors Dan Esty and Todd Cort.

  • The State of ESG Data and Metrics Symposium

    On September 22, 2017, the Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI), the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) will present our journal issue and invitation-only symposium on “The State of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Data and Metrics.” Professors Dan Esty and Todd Cort of Yale University, acting as guest editors and hosts, will welcome other leading academic researchers and industry practitioners to present groundbreaking papers on ESG data and metrics.

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  • EOS Climate: Curbing Carbon Emissions From HFCs

    EOS Climate has just completed the first project to generate verified emission reductions (VERs), also known as carbon credits, from the reclamation and re-use of hyrdofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.

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  • Introducing the Carbon Impact Factor

    Carbon Impact Factor (CIF): a family of financial instruments that allows market participants to incorporate the carbon efficiency of a commodity into purchasing decisions and communicate associated carbon mitigation to stakeholders. [Concept Paper presented at COP21 Dec. 1, 2015.]

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  • Portfolio Management Must Stop Being Traditionally Conservative and Start Being Existentially Conservative

    It is imperative that portfolio management evolve now to address the systemic risks–those longer-term risks embedded deep within the global economy–of climate change and resource scarcity. In his op-ed for the JEI, Garvin Jabusch, chief investment officer at Green Alpha Advisors, LLC, challenges portfolio managers to improve risk mitigation by becoming “existentially conservative,” which includes making use of up-to-date scientific findings.

  • Why Aren’t We 100% LED?

    In our latest JEI Working Paper, Associate Editor Mimi Reichenbach examines the future of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the most efficient and economical alternative to incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs.


    In this white paper, William Page and Joshua Nislick address how clean tech broadens and deepens portfolio energy exposure.

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    JEI Editor Cary Krosinsky’s first report as Lead Consultant for this PRI Project is now available.  A Framework for Action with Case Studies across Asset Class arrives later this year.

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    Associate Editor Jordan Sabin reviews the potential for municipal bonds to become a mainstream investment option that can help mitigate climate change.

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    Islamic finance is often implemented through negative screening, yet it has ancient roots in concepts now often called “shared value.” Associate Editor Mujtaba Wani looks at how Islamic finance could be successfully implemented.

The Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI) is an inter-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes original research in all areas at the intersection of the environment and investing. The JEI presents research papers, commentaries, case studies, and reviews on manifold topics. It focuses on the critical issues of creating, deploying, financing, structuring, and managing successful market-based solutions to the environmental challenges of today.

The JEI’s mission is to facilitate the flow of capital to solutions to problems arising from natural resource depletion, pollution, demographic changes, sustainability, and climate change. To fulfill this mission, the JEI carries high-impact research articles as well as thoughtful analyses that make environmental solutions more attainable by articulating their investment risks and opportunities. The JEI serves as a platform to bring together disciplines ranging from science to policy to finance, so that such challenges can be pragmatically addressed from academic and applied perspectives.

At the heart of the Journal of Environmental Investing is free access to unbiased and objective information about environmental investing. It is written for and by asset owners and managers, investment professionals, scientists, economists, policy makers and regulators, technologists, academics, investment professionals, and other stakeholders interested in the search for real solutions to the sobering state of global environmental affairs.

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