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 …

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 ...

Why Aren’t We 100% LED?

JEI Working Paper 6: Why Aren’t We 100% LED?  Mimi Reichenbach Yale University September 2015 LEDs—A 19-Day Payback Period and Part of the Energy Solution Historically, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) have been pitted against the traditional incandescent bulb with the argument that both offer environmental and fiscal benefits through energy savings. It has been difficult for …

Vortex Bladeless: Spanish Start-up Innovates Wind Energy

Mimi Reichenbach 9/16/15 If wind turbines were considered disruptive technology, Vortex Bladeless is set to disrupt the disrupters. This summer, the Madrid-based start-up announced a new wind turbine, the “Vortex.” The Vortex differs dramatically in structure from current turbines. Most notably, it does not have any blades. The turbine instead generates energy from an oscillating effect, perhaps making it more …

Website Content Manager

Journal of Environmental Investing Website Content Manager   The Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI) is an online publication focusing on all topics at the intersection of the environment and investing (www.thejei.com), including Carbon policy Climate bonds Corporate strategy Divestment Energy innovation Forestry and finance Investor case studies Sustainability Water and agriculture We regularly publish original research, white papers, working papers, …

Re-Defining the Energy Sector

William H. Page, Portfolio Manager Joshua H. Nislick, Research Intern Essex Investment Management Company, LLC Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS) July 2015 The white paper Re-Defining the Energy Sector addresses how clean tech broadens and deepens portfolio energy exposure. Authors William H. Page, portfolio manager with Essex Investment Management Company and Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS), and Joshua …

The ‘Zero Deforestation’ Movement

JEI Working Paper 4 Urs Dieterich Yale University The “Zero Deforestation” Movement: Putting Companies in the Driving Seat Stakeholder opinions and analysis of current concepts and possible ways forward Executive Summary Remarkable dynamics have unfolded in the year 2014 in several aspects of corporate responsibility, climate advocacy, and sustainable investing. Since 2013, the green bonds market has tripled in size, …

Up in Smoke: Palm Oil Deforestation in Indonesia | The JEI

JEI Working Paper 1: Oil Palm Standards Pek Shibao Yale University March 2015 Executive Summary This JEI Working Paper provides an overview of the current state of the palm oil industry in Indonesia, and demonstrates how unsustainable business practices on the part of oil palm growers and the complicity of other actors in the palm oil supply chain pose a …

Momentum Behind Carbon Tax Policies Increasing

A new paper at the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, CO2 Tax and Refund, can be found here as part of a new working group on tax & investment implications. The Network previously featured a paper on financial transaction taxes and pension funds entitled No Exemption in late 2012 and has a continued focus on corporate tax and other financial institution …

Environmental Investing: Investors and Innovations

It is a true honor to join the Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI) as Editor alongside Publisher Angelo Calvello and Managing Editor Mary Cavanagh. Following its first appearance in 2010, with the issue entitled “Beyond Copenhagen,” the JEI successfully established itself as an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes original research in all areas at the intersection of the environment …