Call for Papers: The Journal of Environmental Investing  ISSN 2153-0335 (Online)

The Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI) is pleased to announce a call for papers from graduate and undergraduate students in all areas related to environmental investing.

This edition of the Journal will focus on student perspectives on environmental investing. The intent is to promote the “voice” of those who will reap the future benefits of such investments (and conversely, suffer the consequences of poor investment choices). We anticipate publishing between 6 and 10 articles that offer such perspectives. For papers that are selected for publication, our intent is to identify readers in the field of environmental investing who will offer comments and provide additional insights.

Stan Meiburg, PhD, Director, Graduate Studies in Sustainability, Wake Forest University, will be the guest editor for this issue.

Abstracts of 500 words will be accepted until January 30, 2019. From these abstracts, 6 to 10 will be selected for publication.

Final papers [of no more than 3000 words] will be due by April 15, 2019. The expected publication date TBA.

We welcome undergraduate and graduate contributions. Papers can be submitted via email at submissions [at]thejei [dot]com. Author guidelines are available for your reference on the JEI website (http://www.thejei.com/information-contributors/), under Information for Contributors.

Correspondence, and questions should be directed to Professor Meiburg at meiburas[at]wfu [dot]edu.


Exchange-Traded Green Bonds

by Szilárd Erhart, Unit ENV F.1 – SDGs, Green Finance & Economic Analysis, Directorate-General for Environment

Exchanges have been playing a fundamental role in the development and stimulation of green bond markets. They have created a transparent green marketplace and served both issuer and investor sides of the market. This development has always been driven by both market and public forces since the first issuance of green bonds in 2007 by the European Investment Bank (EIB). The goal of this paper is to take stock of achievements made by five green bond exchanges in Europe (Borsa Italiana – Milano, London Stock Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Stockholm, Oslo Børs). Green bond listings are an integral part of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, and the European Commission’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan has recently acknowledged their key role. This paper introduces the role of exchanges in green finance, reports on the EU’s sustainable finance strategy development, investigates the “green listing requirements” and provides statistical insights into listed green bond markets (number and value of traded bonds, average issue value, maturity of bonds, redemption structure and trading volumes, currency structure, etc.). To aggregate and concentrate the information of our statistical analysis and measure green performance, we prepared simple rankings of green exchanges on the basis of the indicators used in the analysis.


The Proof in the Pipeline: Fossil Fuels and Social Inequality

Arina Abbott oversees marketing at Green Alpha Advisors, an asset manager that invests public equities in the innovation-driven, sustainable economy.

While fossil fuel risk has reared its ugly head in the form of blazing fires, stronger storms, and oil-stained beaches, the U.S. remains home to the highest number of climate change deniers in the world. Meanwhile, systemic inequality has continued to demonstrably strengthen its grip on American society and its economy, yet people still have no idea how unequal society has actually become.


State of ESG Data and Metrics

I’d like to thank Todd Cort and Dan Esty for their commitment to the exchange of original ideas related to the increasingly important topic of ESG data and metrics.

Their scholarship and stewardship helped create what many are now calling a seismic shift in the discourse on ESG. I’d also like to thank all the contributors for their thoughtful, well-reasoned essays and our sponsors for their courage to partner with us on this critical topic.

Angelo Calvello


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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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