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Some investors are already screening companies through enhanced qualitative parameters. However, these practices usually lead investors to companies operating in a green sector (for example renewable energy projects) and not to “normal” companies in the process of implementing a green... Continue reading
For many, nature has intrinsic value which means it’s unquantifiable and priceless. The process of economic valuation attempts to go beyond this to quantify and place economic values on ‘ecosystem services’ - for... Continue reading
There has been a nationwide move across China to look beyond the world leading raw GDP growth figures of the last 30 years and focus on a range of broader metrics, including environmental and employment performance.
Around 70 smaller Chinese cities and counties abandoned GDP targets in 20... Continue reading
Towards the end of 2014, carbon divestment enjoyed substantial global attention on the back of several high profile campaigns, the September UN climate summit, and IPCC confirmation of the imminent need to cut carbon to stay below 2°C warming.... Continue reading
The paper ‘Urban informality and building a more inclusive, resilient and green economy’ is authored by Donald Brown, Gordon McGranahan and David Dodman, and firstly aims to reassert the key role that informal economies must play in th... Continue reading
According to an infographic released recently by global electronics and scrap metal recycling giant Sims Metal Management, Americans waste recyclable material worth ... Continue reading
Japan faces a snap election on December 14th with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” on trial. From the conventional economics perspective of GDP-measured growth, we are told that Japan is “stagnating” with excessive debt. Economists dispense their u... Continue reading
Computer-driven financial markets on unregulated electronic exchanges programmed by algorithms now dominate Wall Street, along with high-frequency trading (HFT). The infamous “Flash Crash” in May 2010, driven by electronic trading, caused stocks in many 401Ks to suddenly fall to... Continue reading