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In this paper the authors use Credit Default Swap (CDS) spreads to construct a forward-looking, market-implied carbon risk factor and study how, where and when carbon risk affects firms’ creditworthiness by examining whether firms’ exposure to carbon risk is reflected in the market prices of their CDS contracts. Read more

How best to make the transition from a high- to low-carbon economy remains open for debate, involving complex dynamics that go beyond basic models of emissions abatement. It is these dynamics that the authors aim to analyse with the model they develop in this paper, showing that it is optimal to repurpose and strand a substantial amount of capital. Read more

Peer-to-peer solar offers households who cannot have solar panels fixed to their own homes to access solar energy from their neighbours. But because this is an invisible form of pro-environmental behaviour, the rewards in the form of social approval are lower. This working paper finds that the ability to share reports of green behaviour online made people more likely to show interest in the scheme. Read more

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