Investors with $6.5 trillion demand fast-food giants manage climate risks

  • "Increased environmental regulation, rising consumer demand for plant-based food, and fears over water pollution from intensive farms are all ingredients in the rising threat to the long-term value of the fast food multinationals,” said Alice Evans of BMO Global Asset Management, with $260 billion under management.

Can carbon credits and cacao outcompete gold mining and deforestation in Peru’s Amazon?

  • An investment in a project to restore degraded areas of Peru’s Amazon was supposed to demonstrate how the sale of forest carbon credits could be harnessed to finance large-scale conservation and boost the livelihoods of local farmers.
  • Instead, the Althelia Climate Fund’s investment in the Tambopata project highlights how nimble project managers can make such conservation projects work even in the absence of a robust global market for such carbon credits.