A Comment on “Responsible Investment in Blue Carbon Resources: ‘Constraints and Potential Motivations for Attracting Private Capital Investment in Blue Carbon Resources’”

William Page, Senior Portfolio Manager Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS) For background: I manage a global, listed-equity clean technology strategy, GEOS, and have been focused on thematic investing to climate solutions for over 10 years, after 20 years of ESG-focused investing. I found the paper by Ryan Cook quite interesting and insightful, as I have never heard of Blue …

Responsible Investment in Blue Carbon Resources: “Constraints and Potential Motivations for Attracting Private Capital Investment in Blue Carbon Resources”

Ryan Cook, Master of Environment Candidate University of Melbourne, Australia Sebastian Thomas, PhD; Research Supervisor Director of the Sustainability Science Lab, University of Melbourne, Australia Abstract Blue carbon ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes, and seagrasses are increasingly recognized for their carbon sequestration capacity. While blue carbon science and policy research is advancing, private investment perspectives in relation to blue …

A Comment on “Riding the Waves of the Blue Economy: Implications for Impact Investors”

John Hoeppner, Head of U.S. Stewardship and Sustainable Investments, Legal & General Investment Management America The authors make a compelling case to carefully consider the social context before jumping into the deep end of ocean investing. While there are mature timber, farmland, and real estate funds and strategies, the ocean economy is a nascent area for investing. The authors thoughtfully …

Riding the Waves of the Blue Economy: Implications for Impact Investors

Jens Christiansen, MsC; PhD student, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK Marleen Schutter, MsC; PhD student, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK Ocean ecosystems around the world are increasingly impacted by coral bleaching, pollution, and declining fish stocks (Allison and Bassett 2015; Hughes et al. 2017). Simultaneously, oceans are seen as development frontiers, offering opportunities for growth and attracting the …

A Comment on “Water Stress: A Global Risk Analysis for Financial Markets”

Angelo Calvello, PhD Publisher of the Journal of Environmental Investing Mr. Bokern’s original essay provides investors with what I believe to be the first robust and practical framework for the analysis of water risk. Many investor-friendly “tools” tend to be purely descriptive (e.g., Ceres Water Risk Toolkit) and offer no holistic model for estimating and predicting an investment’s or portfolio’s …

Water Stress: A Global Risk Analysis for Financial Markets

Abstract Water scarcity and droughts are expected to be major problems in future decades. Accordingly, the aim of this paper is to evaluate what is currently possible in order to quantify water scarcity-related risks with the currently available data. The research focuses on the possibilities to determine hazard, exposure, and sensitivity for publicly traded companies on a global scale. The …

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 …

Columbia Water Center- Partnering with Industry- March 2015 | The JEI

The Columbia Water Center, headed by Upmanu Lall, hosts an event this Thursday March 12, 2015, bringing corporate and investment leaders together to help inform a research agenda regarding needed water infrastructure improvements in the United States. Topics will include addressing America’s major water challenges and opportunities, including climate risks, emerging technologies, urban water infrastructure, financial and legal instruments, and …