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2024 Outlook: Sustainability & Impact

We expect more companies will set science-based targets to reduce their emissions and develop credible transition plans to meet their targets. We believe funds raised by natural capital strategies will hit a new record and that California carbon allowances will outperform global equities. 2024 Should Be the Year of the “Transition Plan” Simon Hallett, Head […]

December 2023

Strategic Investor Engagement: Driving Stewardship for a Net Zero Future

To accelerate net zero objectives, investors are well placed to leverage their voice as asset owners through stewardship and engagement activities with investments not aligned with a net zero pathway. Climate-related engagement can yield significant positive outcomes, and there are multiple ways to engage depending on an investor’s capacity and resources. Recent research shows that […]

October 2023

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in the Energy Transition?

Yes, the transition to a low-carbon economy is producing a myriad of productive ways to put capital to work. Considerable capital will be needed to fund the massive investment required over coming decades. Investors looking to maximize impact should invest in strategies that lean into recent policy initiatives (e.g., the Inflation Reduction Act [IRA]) and […]

August 2023

Can Deep Tech Combat Fast Fashion?

The fashion industry accounts for up to 10% of global carbon dioxide output and roughly 2.6 million tons of clothing returns end up in US­­­ landfills each year instead of being resold. Meanwhile, the shipping for these returns account for around 16 million tons of CO2 emissions—and fast fashion is making things worse. But what […]

May 2023

Battery Storage, Renewable Energy & Building a Sustainable Grid

More than two-thirds of our electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels, a major climate change contributor. As such, use of renewable energy is expected to double in the next 15 years. But there’s a catch: the power they generate depends on variable factors like wind and sun, making them too unreliable to power our […]

May 2023

eVTOLs & Flying Cars

Humans have fantasized about flying cars for decades, but they’ve yet to leave the pages of our sci-fi books…or have they? Join us as we visit Joby Aviation out in Marina, California to witness their eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft take flight. With plans to operate like Ubers in the sky, eVTOLs are […]

April 2023

CRISPR, Dodo Birds, Woolly Mammoths, & Gene Editing

According to scientists, 30,000 species per year are being driven towards extinction and 50% of all species could be extinct by 2050 because of climate change. But what if there was something we could do, in addition to conservation, to change this trajectory? That’s what the scientists and engineers at Colossal Biosciences are working towards: […]

April 2023