Call For Papers

        The Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI) is pleased to announce a call for papers in the area of “The State of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Data and Metrics.”  We are interested in papers from all fields of study that address the current challenges investors face when attempting to integrate ESG data into their decision-making.  We …

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 …

On Socialism, Price, and Sustainability

  Todd Cort, BS, MS, PhD Yale School of Management and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies       Juan-Victor Seminario, BA, MBA, MAM  WaterAid America       Why did socialism fail? Apologies to those in Venezuela and Cuba, but I refer to the grand experiments in socialism undertaken by the Soviet Union and China. In both …

Introducing the Carbon Impact Factor

A Family of Financial Instruments to Differentiate and Reward Carbon Efficiency in Commodity Production   Joe Madden,* CEO, EOS Climate Stephen Lamm, VP Business Development, EOS Climate Jeff Cohen, SVP Science and Policy, EOS Climate Tom Baumann, Co-Founder, ClimateCHECK and Interactive Leader Collaborase Mary Grady, Director of Business Development, American Carbon Registry Arjun Patney, Policy Director, American Carbon Registry Eric ...

The PRI Climate Change Strategy Project

With scientific concerns about the effects of carbon emissions settled, asset owners are becoming increasingly interested in understanding what role they can play to help achieve a safe environment for future generations. A new discussion paper from the PRI, Reducing Emissions across the Portfolio, finds that there is a strong case for asset owners to play an effective role in …

How to Expand Access to Clean Energy Financing

Jacob Sandry Imagining futures is a fundamental activity of the human psyche. Apocalyptic blockbusters flood movie theaters every summer, technologists imagine how silicon will next transform our lives (I’m still waiting for my flying car), and political analysts predict how elections might reshape our country. One future that we are realizing nearly as quickly as we imagine it is clean …

Sharia-Compliance and Sustainability

JEI Working Paper 3: Sharia-Compliance and Sustainability Mujtaba Wani Yale University 10 March 2015 Executive Summary This paper introduces Islamic finance and outlines a plan for a hypothetical, socially responsible investment firm that adheres to Islamic rules. Islamic finance presents solutions to many of the structural problems in the modern economic system. Sustainable investing can mitigate much of the damage …

On Carbon Taxes and Investment

JEI Working Paper 2: On Carbon Taxes and Investment Mimi Reichenbach Yale University March 2015 In 2013, 36 gigatons of carbon dioxide were released into the atmosphere by polluters; the top three emitting countries were China (28%), the United States (14%), and India (7%). These top three polluters, responsible for 49% of the global carbon dioxide emitted annually, do not …