ESG is necessary but insufficient. The IPCC Report delivered an expected but still major jolt to the global financial community. Now, the question is, how should global finance respond to the report’s urgent recommendations? Is the widely adopted ESG approach the best way to successfully mitigate carbon emissions to meet Paris Agreement goals?
With so many investment options geared towards ESG strategies, it can be hard to identify ones that drive direct and measurable impact towards their desired causes. Sustainable infrastructure projects have a great story to offer when considering community impact. Dollars are invested directly into tangible benefits to communities, people, and the environment.
“Americans, especially younger generations, increasingly prioritize and support local economies. We are arriving at a collective conclusion that global and domestic problems need local solutions and investing in place-based opportunities can offer investors appropriate risk-adjusted returns while positively impacting our communities to be better, greener, and more just.” - David Sand, Chief Impact Strategist at Community Capital Management
Paul Hawken’s new book explains how Regeneration creates abundance, not scarcity. It expands what is possible. It is about the optimism of action instead of the pessimism of thought. Regeneration is an inspiring and necessary guide to today’s climate movement that will enable readers to understand its many facets — and more importantly, to act.
My book, Investing in a New Climate is not about doom and gloom, but about adapting to different kinds of “changes” in our world. Climate change is about the shifting of circumstances. To survive — and succeed — we must adapt. What impact will a new meteorological climate means to economies, industries, and financial markets around the world?