Finance

Money Might Grow on Trees: Investing in Natural Capital to Improve Resilience

14th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published at Aldersgate Group.  “As the full extent of the damages from recent natural disasters are calculated across the Caribbean and the Southern United States and Lloyds of London begins paying out $4.5bn of claims, there is a stronger argument than ever to invest in natural capital as a way of improving… [more]

Financial Benefits of Natural Capital Accounting

9th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on International Finance.  “Later this month, Edinburgh will host the World Forum on Natural Capital. This year marks the third time this bi-annual international event has been held in the Scottish capital. For those who may not know, natural capital can be defined as the stock of our natural resources. This… [more]

Sustainable Finance: Can Socially Responsible Investing Mitigate Climate Change?

3rd November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Open Democracy.  “For as long as we live in a capitalist financial system, someone is going to profit while someone else is going to pay. Is it not better that they profit from financing lung cancer breakthroughs rather than tobacco outfitters; from investing in low carbon engines rather than… [more]

It’s Time For The UK To Explore Conservation Finance

2nd November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Ecosystem Marketplace.  “Environmental NGOs, major banks, and strategic consulting groups rarely agree on anything, but almost all agree that our governments haven’t allocated nearly enough money to meeting the climate and conservation challenge – certainly not enough to slow or reverse the trends, and definitely not enough to roll… [more]

Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative says Model can be Applied to Forests & Fisheries

16th October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Corporate Knights.  “In three short years the terms “unburnable carbon” and “carbon budget” have become permanent fixtures in the global climate change dialogue, popularized by the efforts of a non-profit financial think tank in the U.K. called Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI). Mainstream media, international agencies, institutional investors, central bankers, and political leaders… [more]

Mark Tercek: Investing In Nature 101

16th October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published in Forbes.  “Nine years ago, I said goodbye to Wall Street and became an investment banker for nature. After a 24-year career at Goldman Sachs where I was a partner and led a number of key business units, I left the firm to become president and CEO of The Nature… [more]