NEWS IN BRIEF

Green Investing’s Moment? Demand Surges for Clean Energy Ventures’ Fund

Green investments, at times shunned and misunderstood by mainstream investors, may be having their moment in the sun.  In...

Want to Release the Animal Spirits? Break the Glass Ceiling, Study Suggests

Key Takeaway: Gender diversity can pay off for investors as companies that...

NEWS ANALYSIS

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Want to Release the Animal Spirits? Break the Glass Ceiling, Study Suggests

Key Takeaway: Gender diversity can pay off for investors as companies that promote women to CEO and CFO are likely to be...
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Europe’s Development Bank Punts Fossil Fuel Choice Amid Wider Climate vs. Economy Debate

The European Union wants to lead the world in fighting climate change, but its massive and influential investment bank, which funds energy projects around the continent, is stuck as member nations debate...
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The Wild West of Organic Drycleaning: Demystifying Opportunities for Investors

Key Takeaway: Eco-friendly startups are hoping to disrupt the lightly regulated dry cleaning industry — but first they have to teach customers...
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From Dark Matter to Exoplanets: Nobel Laureates Changed How We Understand The Universe

They sound like terms from a science-fiction movie: Dark matter. Dark energy. An exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star. But there’s no need for a Universal Translator. Three scientists from...

PROFILES

Blockchain-Based CleanTech Marketplace Shows Major Benefits and Opportunities, LO3 Report Shows

A test case by Brooklyn-based energy technology firm LO3 Energy has found that buying and selling locally produced renewable energy within towns and cities has financial benefits. LO3’s blockchain-based...

OPINIONS

Michael Halen: “The [restaurant] industry is very far behind…when it comes to investments in...

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. For years, the US restaurant industry - like most consumer sectors - has struggled to keep pace...

‘It’s not enough to say a thing.’ Simon Kelly on Impact and ESG Messaging

Impact investment funds and ESG strategists often struggle to distinguish between good intentions and good marketing. It’s not a new idea: tobacco firms once pushed menthol cigarettes as a healthy alternative, and...

Michael Shaoul: “[Tech giants] are starting to get so large that they’re bumping into…wider...

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Two large Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company,...

A Battle Is Brewing Over Proxy Advisors, and ESG May Lose It

Social impact investors appear to be losing a battle with advocates of curbing the influence of ESG data on corporate decision-making, a feud playing out before business-friendly U.S. financial regulators that may...