- To keep warming under 1.5°C and avoid the worst-case scenarios, global carbon-dioxide emissions need to be cut 45% by 2030 and reach “net zero” by around 2050, the IPCC found
- Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy are designing a pay-for-success program designed to encourage hydroelectric plant owners to invest in forest conservation.
ImpactAlpha, October 2 – Veganism was bound to hit the mainstream financial markets, given all the private capital investing in a meat-free future. (Or, at least, a reared-animal meat-free future. There’s that lab-grown trend, after all.) Investment firm Beyond Investing launched last year to build a pipeline of public and private investments that are vegan-friendly.
- The fund backs microfinance institutions and water and sanitation-based ventures like micro-utilities, toilet manufacturers, and water kiosks to improve access to clean water worldwide.
- A new report from the World Economic Forum touts the decentralized electronic ledger's potential as a game changer for sustainable development finance, among about a half-dozen or so other applications for environmental challenges.
- Native American tribes have become a driving force on California’s carbon markets, making millions of dollars while conserving native lands.
- With a nearly half-billion dollar philanthropic commitment to forests and land conservation, a group of foundations are putting such efforts by indigenous people at the forefront of the climate agenda.
- “Consumers expect it all: convenience, quality, values orientation, newness, and price,” notes a 2017 McKinsey fashion report.