BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sent a message to CEOs: we think companies that contribute to society are better investments. That's true—and if Fink wants to accelerate the shift, his firm will implement sustainability screens, drop dirty investments and make climate risk disclosure the norm.
New WRI research examined businesses that are part of the burgeoning "new restoration economy." The results were clear: Restoring degraded landscapes can yield big returns.
In recent years, hundreds of companies have entered the restoration industry. They represent a wide range of business models that deliver financial returns for investors while restoring forests and agricultural lands. This report profiles 14 businesses that are part of an emerging restoration...
Multilateral development banks can put a charge into climate finance through expanded use of de-risking approaches, like guarantees and similar instruments.
While restoring degraded landscapes yields $7-$30 for every $1 invested, it still isn't receiving the funding it needs. That's where governments come in.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world, demonstrating how smart policies and innovative financing can help governments meet their restoration targets. The authors find that finance, both public and...
U.S. nonfederal leaders who support the Paris Agreement can help support the poorest and most climate-vulnerable populations.
International Monetary Fund leaders have begun thinking about how to transition away from fossil fuels, but aren't yet incorporating climate impacts into their vital analyses. Here's how they can start.
Multilateral development banks are key pistons in the climate finance engine, providing significant international financing for climate adaptation and mitigation and mobilizing private sector capital. Our analysis of the latest snapshot of MDB climate finance for 2016 offers cause for celebration – and concern.
French President Emmanuel Macron's planned summit in December, two years after the Paris Agreement, aims to foster more climate action, notably on the financial front. Here's what the summit can deliver to boost the global climate finance system.