13.09.2016 Zurich, 13 September, 2016 – Developing economies will account for the vast majority of growth in global energy demand and CO2 emissions over the coming decades. Innovative investment vehicles targeting this part of the world enable private entities to invest, along with public institutions, in renewable-energy generation and energy efficiency. With this objective, Netherlands-based ASN Bank recently invested in a responsAbility-managed fund set up as a public-private partnership and aimed at mitigating climate change.
Energy investments: Growing green(er)
Investor portrait: Why the Swiss pension fund with the ‘best investment return over 10 years’ invests with responsAbility
Agricultural investments: La Niña: anticipating the outcomes
01.09.2016 After a near-record El Niño in 2015/16, the likelihood of an impending La Niña – the flipside of El Niño – is currently estimated at 55-60%. Every La Niña event may have different outcomes which benefit some agricultural producers and harm others. A thorough understanding of this climate phenomenon is a key success factor not just for food security, but also for agricultural financing.