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.
The Taskforce on Nature-based Financial Discloures (TFND) Alliance is a financial activist market-led coalition, backed by the UN, seeking to utilize the financial tools at our disposal to induce a more rapid rate of change to our emissions-heavy habits. The Alliance interviewed organizations, government bodies and regulators that are in control of over $8 trillion in assets to develop the ‘Nature In Scope’ a summary report of proposals to initiate a global framework for nature-based financial disclosures.
Charlotte Aubin- 25 years of experience in environmental infrastructure investment, international financial asset management, including 12 years dedicated to international and Sub-Saharan Africa renewable energy and energy transition.
Founder of GreenWish Group in 2010 dedicated to financing, developing and operating and strategic advisory on renewable energy infrastructures and energy transition transactions. 2000- 09, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management built the French and Swiss institutional activities up to a multi-billion dollar asset level across multiple global asset classes
Green Hydrogen is the trendiest clean energy source around, touted for its ‘simple’ ability to turn water into a highly combustible energy source capable of replacing our demand for oil and gas. However, the costs of green hydrogen are significant and from a commercial perspective, potentially unviable for some time.
Our focus is not so much on industrial businesses but more on financial business and businesses that have a social impact including social housing, renewables, transport and those which reduce carbon. To be clear, it is not an impact fund, it is ethical sustainable fund.
We delve into the economics of the hydrogen economy, exploring where we are and what is needed for hydrogen to be the saviour that so many claim it will be – this is what we discovered when we spoke to our members.
The Secret Sauce – Five Things Stopping Institutional Investors Deploying Greater Capital into Renewable Energy
If executives are going to successfully access some of the $2 trillion a year in clean energy infrastructure being allocated, knowing what these investors look for is important. Much is written about why they are investing, but we asked our membership what holds them back from deploying capital.
At the Energy Capital Leaders Assembly, we heard from some key players in the renewables and PPA market including Zosia Riesner, Director of Power Markets, Europe, Lightsource BP; Dierk Paskert, CEO, Encavis and Luigi Sacco, PPA Originator, Head of Southern Europe, Falck Renewables.
At the Energy Capital Leaders Assembly in November 2019, Mark Radka, UN Environment and Paula Pinho, European Commission shared their insights into achieving a low-carbon future and their Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here
Participants from the Capital Raising panel, that was due to take place at Mexico Assembly, met virtually to discuss the effects of COVID-19, what’s keeping investors awake at night, how governments can help and more.
Today we have the luxury of choosing between several direct and indirect viable energy sources. Renewables and gas are two of these, and of course historically coal has been the dominant force. The decisive question we always face is “what is the optimal energy mix”?
We are in a world where we are very much moving away from subsidies and where we are active is Spain and we think that’s the number one market in Europe where solar is absolutely profitable and sustainable in the long term without subsidies..
The cancellation of the auctions has complicated the possibility of signing long-term contracts with a qualified offtaker that make the project bankable.
We choose to regard the cancellation as an opportunity. It forced us to review /reset our business strategy to become less dependent on governmental decisions.
Since the beginning of the market 4 years ago, investors and market participants have needed more data in order to accurately forecast prices and quantify risks.
Given that we can invest both directly or through our platforms and jointly with our investors, we can be quite flexible from an equity check perspective. We do both greenfield and brownfield, obviously seeking different returns.
In order to secure the participation of the private sector in the future development of the generation infrastructure no changes should be made to the existing regulation; growth should be obtained via wholesale energy market consolidation.