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 …

Climate Change Finance Data: Looking Under the Hood

Patrick Reed Yale University Gabe Rissman Yale University Logan Yonavjak Yale University MBA/MF Candidate, 2016 Contributing Authors Evan Dryland, MBA Associate, JP Morgan Chase Yonatan Landau, MBA Independent Consultant Dillon Lanius NYU Stern MBA Candidate, 2016 Sebastian Vanderzeil, MBA Global Thematic Analyst, Cornerstone Capital Abstract This paper describes the current state of financial data as it relates to climate change …

Beyond Intrigue

William H. Page, MBA Portfolio Manager, Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS)       Since we launched the Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS) at Essex Investment Management over six years ago, we have been constantly reminded by industry peers, prospects, friends, and family that we are “very well positioned.” My co-manager, Rob Uek, and I frequently laugh that we would …

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 …