In Standard & Poor’s view, the profitability of commodity chemicals production is highly correlated to energy and raw materials prices because these costs often make up the majority of a chemical
Using the EIA policy scenarios and projections of the American Power Act (APA), WRI analyzed the potential additional costs or savings as a result of climate policy.
WRI and Standard & Poor’s examined the possible credit implications of the policy scenarios for 13 of the most greenhouse gas-intensive chemicals manufacturing subsectors.
WRI and Standard & Poor
In the first part of the analysis, WRI describes scenarios under two types of potential federal climate policy—an economy-wide market-based system (specifically, cap-and-trade legislation) and
Is it possible to do good in the world while also making a profit? A growing group of investors, known as “impact investors”, believe that it is.
Over the past year, the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) administered by the World Bank in partnership with Regional Development Banks has begun financing clean technology deployment projects in fast growing developing countries.
India, a rapidly emerging economy with the world’s second largest population, is facing a surging energy demand. Its rural Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consists of 114 million households, representing 76 percent of India’s rural residents and almost 60
The under-served rural Indian market offers opportunities for investors to support the sustainable energy solutions of the future.
WRI’s new report, in collaboration with CDF-IFMR, looks at the market potential for clean and renewable energy in rural India.
Water issues are becoming a considerable factor affecting growth and profitability of companies in many regions of the world. This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure.
SBA Hydro is just one of the many companies starting to bring clean energy to India’s rural poor.
Limited transparency around corporate sustainability risks can lead to investments that are bad for the environment, and investors' bottom lines.
How can the financial community better understand the financial impacts of environmental trends?
Energy insecurity, water scarcity, and climate change pose growing risks for the real estate sector in South and Southeast Asia, yet the connections between these trends and financial impacts are not well understood by analysts, investors, companies, and governments in the
This report identifies the potential financial impacts arising from climate change and water scarcity on the publicly listed companies in the USD1 $40 billion food and beverage (F&B) sector in South and Southeast Asia. It focuses on domestic companies that process and
Despite projections, many financial analysts ignore the risks and opportunities associated with environmental trends. ENVEST seeks to change this.
The New Ventures directors answer questions about what small, sustainable companies can do to boost local economies and protect the environment.
Financial institutions are learning to protect investors--and themselves--from investments exposed to risk from climate change.
Sustainable SMEs: The Future for Emerging Economies
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a critical and well documented role in both developing and industrialized economies. They drive innovation, spur economic growth, create