All pages with keywords: just transition

When money speaks the language of justice: investors, banks and the just transition

When money speaks the language of justice: investors, banks and the just transition

a commentary by Nick Robins 1 July, 2019

Nick Robins explores how UK banks and investors are starting to get behind the just transition that is needed for the country to reach its new net-zero target. read more »

The ‘Climate Spring’ of 2019: what it means for finance

a commentary by Nick Robins 3 June, 2019

Nick Robins explores what the recent upsurge in commitment to a net-zero economy could mean for Europe’s financial system. read more »

Is the UK doing enough to prepare for the last days of coal and the eventual phase-out of oil and gas?

a commentary by Josh Burke 28 February, 2019

The UK’s coal phase-out may be proceeding apace but there remains a gap where ‘just transition’ plans should sit – for coal and for other fossil fuel industry – argues Josh Burke. 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 »

The just transition comes of age

The just transition comes of age

a commentary by Nick Robins 17 December, 2018

Monday 3 December 2018 was the date when the ‘just transition’ emerged onto the global policy scene as a geopolitical priority. On the opening day of the COP24 UN Climate … read more »

Why financing a just transition is the next frontier in responsible investing

Commentary 10 December, 2018

As investors and workers around the world face the challenge of making a quick, equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy, Fiona Reynolds and Sharan Burrow call on investors to join the growing community practising responsible investment to achieve a ‘just transition’. read more »

Climate change and the just transition – A guide for investor action

a policy publication by Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting, David Wood 6 December, 2018

A ‘just transition’ for workers and communities as the world’s economy responds to climate change was included within the Paris Agreement. This guide sets out how investors can address the social dimension of climate change and pursue the goal of a just transition as part of their core operating practices. read more »

New report shows it is vital for investors to support a just transition for workers: Institutions with US$5 trillion in assets back efforts to link climate action to social inclusion

Press release 6 December, 2018

Investors can play a critical role in making sure that action on climate change also builds a prosperous and inclusive economy – in other words, achieving a just transition. This … read more »

Sustainable growth in the UK: Seizing opportunities from technological change and the transition to a low-carbon economy

a policy publication by James Rydge, Ralf Martin, Anna Valero 3 December, 2018

This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. read more »