EOS Climate Solution: HFC Credits

EOS Climate Innovative Market Solution Curbs Carbon Emissions From HFCs HFC (hyrdofluorocarbon) refrigerants are significant contributors to climate change, and they continue to be produced and used for refrigeration and cooling in tens of millions of homes, office buildings, supermarkets, and automobiles. Global efforts are underway to reduce emissions of HFCs: The Parties to the Montreal Protocol are creating a …

Reflecting on Environmental Alpha

Angelo A. Calvello, PhD Editor in Chief, Journal of Environmental Investing     Three things have become clear to me in the years since the publication of Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change.* My reason for writing the book (and starting the JEI) have proven correct: Institutional investors, specifically asset owners, needed (and still need) help understanding the risks …

Reflections on Environmental Alpha

Matthew J. Kiernan, PhD Chief Executive, Inflection Point Capital Management Matthew is the author of Chapter 6, “SRI or Not SRI?”, in Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change.   As I write this, COP21 in Paris is scant weeks away, and the results there may make a mockery of much of what I say here, but here goes a …

Reflections on “Effective Clean Tech Investing”

  Russell Read, PhD, CFA Senior Advisor to the Mountain Pacific Group     John Preston, MBA Managing Partner of TEM Capital     Russell and John are the authors of Chapter 11, “Effective Clean Tech Investing,” in Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change.   Since the publication of our chapter “Effective Clean Tech Investing” over half a decade …

Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Investing | The JEI

Tony Hoskins, MBA         Tony is the co-author with Martin Batt of Chapter 15, “Corporate Responsibility, and Environmental Investing,” in Environmental Alpha: Institutional Investors and Climate Change.   In 2009, when Environmental Alpha was published, considerable pressure was on corporations to take greater responsibility for their environmental impacts and for their investors to take those impacts into account …

Into the Blue

Liesel van Ast Natural Capital Declaration Programme Manager, Global Canopy Programme     Water as a critical resource is virtually invisible to capital markets. Yet the landmark international climate-change agreement adopted in Paris in December 2015 invites financial institutions to provide information on how climate finance will incorporate “climate-proofing.”[1] The deal aims to strengthen the global response to climate change …

Reflecting on My Journey from Student to Practitioner

Environmental Alpha Against a Backdrop of Industry Change   Katherine Burstein McGinn, CFA       When a professor first introduced me to the concept of sustainable investing, the academic literature in which I immersed myself mostly explored the positive and negative impacts of exclusionary screening. That was 2007. At the time, there was already evidence that of the three …

Six Years Back, Six Forward

Tony Lent, MBA Co-Managing Partner, Aldwych Environmental and Renewables Group       This past December, 196 governments signed on to a global climate agreement in Paris. One of the surprises of the conference was the strong turnout of major corporations and asset owners making public their commitment to address climate within their remits. The government plans that were agreed …

The Supply and Demand of Environmental Disclosure

Lee O’Dwyer, CFA Equity Market Specialist, Bloomberg L.P.     There has been much reference in the Environmental, Social, and Governance community to the growth in assets under management that are targeting sustainable responsible investing. There is also great discussion around double counting and the true value of those assets, along with a debate on the very definition of “targeting”—Is …