US Climate Bill Incentivizes Carbon Capture

Following up on our latest article covering the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”), we wanted to dive deeper into a specific element of the climate bill that will be crucial for US emission reduction: Carbon Capture.

The EU Considers Natural Gas a ‘Green’ Investment

Back in February 2022, EU lawmakers voted to allow Natural Gas to be labeled as a ‘green’ investment, assuming such gas projects replace coal and have plans to switch to renewables or “low carbon gasses” by 2035. On July 5th, that vote was made final. We take a closer look at this controversial decision.

The Path Towards a Sustainable Blue Economy

It’s critical that humans conserve marine resources in a sustainable way, yet climate change and the economic exploitation of the oceans have become major threats to the oceans and our own livelihoods. It’s important that we work together to conserve and use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

How We Support Earth Day 2022

It’s our mission to make Earth Day every day by connecting institutional capital with sustainable investment strategies that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. There are many effective programs that you can consider to support Earth Day, but keep reading to see who we support…

Illicit Financial Flows: Fighting Grand Corruption

Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) describe the movement of money that is illegally acquired, transferred or spent across borders. They can vary by origin, complexity and intent, but they all have the same eroding effect on a country’s tax base, particularly for resource-rich developing countries which do not have the means to invest in public health, education, and sustainable development. These assets represent vast untapped wealth in the form of civil claims arising from historic grand corruption and fraud which belong to governments and their people. 

Impact Litigation Strategy

This organization is a first-in-market global litigation impact strategy focused on recovering assets stolen from low- and middle-income countries. They are dedicated to assisting democratic, anti-corruption-focused governments in their fight against corruption by providing funding and support for civil enforcement and asset recovery. They treat claims as assets, purchasing the claims from the sovereign government, which invests side by side with impact investors and patient capital to maximize enforcement.

Pan Africa Debt Strategy

This Pan Africa Debt Strategy is capitalizing on the growing breadth and depth of a $180 billion plus African Eurobond market. This strategy provides investors the opportunity to participate alongside international banks in the long established hard currency syndicated loan market, accessing the continent’s strongest borrowers across sovereign, state owned enterprises, financial institutions and corporates.

Key Takeaways from COP26: Glasgow Climate Pact

Key Takeaways from COP26: Glasgow Climate Pact

The COP26 summit is now concluded after two-weeks of negotiations among world leaders to curb climate change. The result of these talks is the introduction of the Glasgow Climate Pact, officially agreed to by nearly 200 national signatories. Some are calling this agreement a success, others a failure, and many say it’s somewhere in between. We outline the key takeaways from the Glasgow Climate Pact so you can decide for yourself.

Blended Finance Climate Strategy

With anchor funding and first-loss coverage from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the world’s largest climate fund, the goal of this Blended Finance Climate Strategy is to catalyze long-term climate investment at the sub-national level for mitigation and adaptation solutions through a transformative financing model (20% public / 80% private). The strategy’s Global’s business model is designed to attract primarily private institutional investment and to deliver certified climate and Sustainable Development impacts and Nature-based Solutions at global scale (SDGs, NbS).

Emerging Market Private Debt

This female-founded Manager seeks to generate competitive financial returns PLUS positive economic, social and/or environmental impact by providing financing to Small and Medium Enterprises (“SMEs”) in very select high-growth developing economies with stable political climates and reliable legal systems. All of their borrowers map to at least one of the UN SDGs + conform to the IFC’s exclusion list + meet local and international laws and respective practices + are in compliance with local environmental, labor, health, safety and business laws +commit to identify and track various bottom-up impact metrics, as defined by the GIIN’s Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) metrics.