Investment

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]

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]

Natural Climate Solutions

30th October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in PNAS.  “Most nations recently agreed to hold global average temperature rise to well below 2 °C. We examine how much climate mitigation nature can contribute to this goal with a comprehensive analysis of “natural climate solutions” (NCS): 20 conservation, restoration, and/or improved land management actions that increase carbon storage… [more]

Restoring Investment in America’s Forests

18th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Center for American Progress.  “The economies of rural counties have been lagging behind urban and suburban counties for more than a decade.1 The boom and bust cycle of extractive industries, slowing population growth, and demographic shift to an older, retiring population have taken a heavy toll on rural communities.2 While the… [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]