Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Global Director for WRI's Sustainable Finance Center, reflects on encouraging trends in climate financing.
U.S. businesses and investors want the government to have a hand in shaping the disclosure of climate risks.
With shareholder resolution at ExxonMobil, investors signal need for businesses to plan for low-carbon future.
First-of-its-kind analysis from Champions 12.3 finds enormous returns on investment from curbing food loss and waste.
Many restoration projects seek to raise capital, but restoration leaders often lack knowledge of the investment process. The New Restoration Economy—part of the Global Restoration Initiative at the World Resources Institute—has found that successful efforts to attract private capital involve...
Sustainable investing won't slow down any time soon. In fact, smart investors are using it to drive profits.
The sustainable investing market has picked up steam over the past year. While, by some measures, the market is already large with $8.7 trillion in the U.S. and growing rapidly (385% growth since 2007; 1 in 5 U.S. investments), asset owners are increasingly screening for risks to their portfolios and looking for opportunities in clean energy markets.
Forest Resilience Bonds are a new investment instrument; money is fronted to pay for forest restoration, which improves water quality and reduces fires, with beneficiaries offering dividends.
Developed countries today released a roadmap for how they will meet their commitment to mobilize $100 billion of climate finance per year by 2020 to support developing countries. The roadmap projects that public climate finance will reach $67 billion by 2020.
Restoring degraded landscapes and forests has the potential to enhance social and economic well-being while delivering powerful environmental benefits. The challenge is getting the funding to make that happen.