All pages with keywords: finance

Building the research foundations for greening the financial system

Building the research foundations for greening the financial system

a commentary by Nick Robins, Matthias Täger 11 April, 2019

As recognition grows rapidly among central banks of the need for routine consideration of climate change risks, robust research is required to guide and underpin their actions. Nick Robins and Matthias Täger introduce a new global research network designed to build these foundations. read more »


New report shows how investors can take account of social impacts when financing action on climate change

Press release 4 February, 2019

UK investors have a “strategic opportunity” to ensure that the action on climate change that they are financing has a positive social impact across the country, according to a new … read more »


Investing in a just transition in the UK

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Andy Gouldson, William Irwin, Andrew Sudmant 4 February, 2019

In the first report from the Investing in a Just Transition UK project, the authors explore the extent of the challenge to ensure that action on climate change supports an inclusive economy in the UK, efforts that are already underway, and what actions investors can take. It includes a regional case study of Yorkshire and the Humber. read more »


China’s green finance strategy: much achieved, further to go

Commentary 24 October, 2018

By Wang Yao, Director General of the International Institute of Green Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing China’s embrace of green finance has been one of the key … read more »


Financing the transition: how investors can help make climate action inclusive

a commentary by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood, William Irwin 4 October, 2018

Partners from the Investing in a Just Transition project explain the arguments for an equitable low-carbon transition and report on important progress that is being made. read more »


The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 6 July, 2018

This Policy Insight is the text to accompany a presentation delivered by Lord Stern at the Vatican on 5 July 2018 at the International Conference on the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si’: Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth. read more »


The climate impact of quantitative easing

The climate impact of quantitative easing

a policy publication by Sini Matikainen, Emanuele Campiglio, Dimitri Zenghelis 30 May, 2017

Note that an 8-page policy brief for decision-makers that draws on the full 36-page paper is available.  Headline issue Both climate change and the low-carbon transition are likely to have … read more »


Bridging the REDD+ Finance Gap

Bridging the REDD+ Finance Gap

a policy publication by Luca Taschini 26 November, 2014

Ruben Lubowski, Alexander Golub, Rowan Parkhouse and Luca Taschini (2014) Chapter in ‘IETA GHG Market Report 2014’. External link to report


Financing for Sustainable Development

Financing for Sustainable Development

a research article by Sam Fankhauser 24 November, 2014

Fankhauser, S. and D.W. Pearce (2014). Book chapter in: G. Atkinson, S. Dietz, E. Neumayer and M. Agarwala, eds. Handbook of Sustainable Development. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.


Dr Richard Sandor – Good Derivatives: a story of financial and environmental innovation

Public Lecture 5 Nov 2012

Grantham Research Institute and Department of Management public lecture Dr Richard Sandor gave a first-hand account of his experiences as an inventor of new markets – in interest rates, air … read more »