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GreenMoney Journal - July 2020 Issue

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The Outlook for Renewable Energy

Lydia Miller
Dana Investment Advisors
The competitiveness of Renewable Energy with fossil fuels is strong, driven by innovation, and economies of scale. The transition to a low-carbon economy is happening and will continue over the coming decades. Corporate leaders have largely embraced this outlook and individual and institutional investors have turned to ESG strategies to avoid risk, capture alpha and drive this low-carbon transition.
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Renewable Energy in Real Estate: Data Centers Lead the Way

Sam Adams
VERT Asset Management
Buildings consume 40% of global energy and create 30% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions; they are a big part of the climate change puzzle. The energy needs of our data has increased exponentially as our music, our movies, and more of our lives has moved into the "cloud". It actually resides in buildings we call data centers, which have a large and growing carbon footprint.
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Flipping the Switch: Catalytic Capital for Renewable Energy

Leah Thibault
CEI Maine
To expand municipal solar in Maine, we’ve helped community banks learn the ropes through participation in a CEI municipal solar loan. CEI takes the lead in organizing, negotiating and documenting a solar financing transaction, while the bank provides funding dollars and, learns how to replicate the model. The involvement of community banks, along with new legislation, has allowed the scale of projects to expand statewide.
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How to Accelerate Bending the Temperature Change Curve

Pooja Khosla, Ph.D.
Entelligent
Leading climate scientists have warned that we have to keep global warming below 1.5°C, beyond which even half a degree more will worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for millions of people. Meeting that target requires emissions not just to stabilize but decrease, requiring immediate transformation of our infrastructure, including how we generate energy and fuel our economy.

Additional Articles

How Intel is Charting a New Course in Shared Responsibility after a Decade of CSR Accomplishments

Intel has a long history of integrating corporate responsibility efforts into its operations, and now 10 years have passed since the company developed their 2020 corporate responsibility goals-achieving nearly all of them. Their latest CSR Report details efforts in addressing climate change and sustainable water use; advancing gender diversity and taking responsible business practices worldwide.

The New Investor Toolkit on Human Rights from IAHR and ICCR

The Investor Alliance for Human Rights has recently published this Toolkit for asset owners and money managers to address risks to people posed by their investments. The variety of crises in the world, has shown a light on systemic economic and social inequalities across societies as well as the precarious foundation that financial markets rely upon which is more evident now than ever.

The 2020 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 List of Sustainability Leaders

The fifth annual list from GreenBiz includes young sustainability leaders from companies, nonprofits and communities. They hail from seven countries, tackling diverse challenges — from cultivating a more sustainable food system to advocating for climate justice on behalf of disadvantaged communities to testing best practices for circular cities to negotiating impactful renewable energy contracts.

Valuing Nature: A Handbook for Impact Investing

This new book by William Ginn, founder of NatureVest at TNC, outlines the need to invest trillions in renewing our large-scale infrastructure, from energy production to water delivery systems. While the business world has often exploited nature, he argues that its entrepreneurial talent and financial capital are critical resources for developing solutions to global issues while protecting natural systems.

Practical Sustainability Strategies: How to Gain a Competitive Advantage

This newly updated book provides practical guidance about moving towards a more Sustainable Economy, because now more than ever, practical sustainability solutions are needed to guide corporations and sustainability practitioners through the COVID-19 challenges and other new business realities from dealing with a volatile global supply chain to understanding the pressures of limited resources.
 

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