The Climate Council will examine the development of solar policies in the USA and the implications of these policies in attracting both domestic and foreign investment into the US solar sector.
The Climate Council approached Sonnedix’s ESG manager, Dijana Vlaisavljevic, to explain to us her approach, some of their challenges and their successes as they exhibit what it means to be a leader in ESG.
Alistair Daynes, Co-Founder and Mattea Webster, Business Development from ReWild Africa explain to us the concept of rewilding and how the benefits of integrating nature-based solutions into business strategy will future proof companies and their profits from climate change and biodiversity loss impacts.
Electric vehicles have been hailed by many as being green and eco-friendly, the answer that the automotive industry has been looking for. However, are electric vehicles truly green?
Investing in natural capital actually implies substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits. In addition to supporting national pandemic recovery plans and the prevention of future pandemics, it will support those vulnerable countries most affected by coronavirus which will likely exploit natural capital to overcome debts induced by pandemic.
China & Renewable Energy Investments: What’s happening outbound and what are the opportunities inbound?
Globally, China has been the top investor in clean energy for nine out of the last ten years. And given the country’s own accelerated climate targets and opening up of the energy sector, the door for foreign investors has never been more open.
Sonnedix is a global solar independent power producer (IPP) with a proven track record in delivering high-performance cost-competitive solar photovoltaic plants across OECD countries. With a total controlled capacity of over 4GW, and more than 350 solar plants across eight countries, Sonnedix has built a strong culture around creating a positive impact in the environment and communities within which it operates, in line with its purpose of harnessing the power of the sun to build a bright future.
The South East Asian energy landscape has emerged over the last 20 years to become a driver of trends and a source of demand, all as a result of the rapid economic development among the South-East Asian Tigers (and their neighbours) – can the region do the same for renewable generation technologies?
The low risk appetite of institutional investors is the biggest barrier to bridging the renewable energy finance gap
Based on the IEA’s Current Policies Scenario, around US$7.7t is currently committed to renewables, but US$12.9t is required under the Sustainable Development Scenario. Join four industry-leading experts as they delve into the nitty-gritty of the biggest hurdles to closing the renewable energy investment gap.
As a technology focused impact investor, we are committed to achieving greenhouse gas emissions reduction through differentiated technology investments. Our investments fit a very precise profile. They are all in the growth stage of development with experienced management teams; have a differentiated offering in terms of technology; and possess a scalable business model.
Latin America is home to some of the most plentiful wind resources in the world. The region’s renewable energy sector is heading towards 239 GW of installed wind and solar power capacity by 2040 and with Latin American renewables investment reaching $18.1 billion in 2019, the region is set to play a vital role in the global energy transition going forwards.
A superb Q&A with Eoin Murray, Head of Investment at Federated Hermes – an investment manager with an exceptional global experience in the energy sector. Federated Hermes is a leading investment and stewardship firm with a vast portfolio of diversified asset under management.
Foresight manages a wide range of different investment vehicles backed by public and private institutional investors as well as retail investors. These funds have differing investment objectives and quite diverse portfolios.
While each investor will hold different motivations for what whets their appetite, it may be possible to isolate some areas within the renewable markets that may attract the excitement across the spectrum. Solar PV has soared to new lows, capital and installation costs continue fall and solar power auctions have brought consumers record low prices per kWh. Wind capacity expansion doubled in 2020, with offshore wind farms growing in utility-scale popularity. Green hydrogen, on the other hand, remains a costly ambition.
In 2015 at the United Nations Assembly, 17 Sustainable Development Goals were established. The purpose of the Sustainable Development Goals is to make sure that everyone has a better and sustainable future. One of them was coined SDG7 and aims to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy… Read more.
Emerging economy countries face the undeniably huge task to transition their economies to be cleaner and more sustainable. This transition however will impact jobs in fossil fuel-based energy production and could, if not considered from a social perspective, negatively impact millions of individuals in emerging economy nations.
Whilst the green finance revolution is well and truly underway, it risks leaving out emerging markets, including some of the world’s most vulnerable nations to climate change. The Climate Council asks how Green Bonds can affect this and assist the revolution.