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 …

Do Palm Oil Financiers Care About Sustainability?

Pek Shibao The following article is an expansion of one that first appeared in the JEI in March 2015 and was subsequently adapted from a series of articles that ran in Mongabay from 26 January to 8 February 2016.   Within the sustainability sector, finance is increasingly being seen as a powerful lever to help companies “green” their operations. Over …