Wise public spending to mobilise private investment

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Alex White, Senior Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group, reviews the role of public spending in mobilising private investment to the low carbon economy.

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Posted by Alex White on 16th January 2018

Why climate change is on the minds of big investors

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Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy at Legal & General Investment Management, discusses the importance of climate risk disclosure.

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Posted by Meryam Omi on 17th October 2017

Better disclosure, better returns


Alex White, Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group, argues the Financial Stability Board's climate risk recommendations could inform the UK's mandatory carbon reporting rules. 

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Posted by Alex White on 7th July 2017
First published in: businessGreen

Catalysing green finance: a priority for the new government


With Brexit negotiations kicking off and the government facing several immediate policy challenges, it would be easy for the new government to be entirely focused on short-term issues. However, it is in the UK's economic interest for the government to take a long-term view as it develops a new policy agenda, argues Alex White, Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group.

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Posted by Alex White on 30th June 2017
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The FSB Task Force recommendations mark a crucial step in the battle against climate change


The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures today issues its final recommendations. The project represents a significant milestone on the path towards a low-carbon economy, says Task Force member Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors.

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Posted by Steve Waygood on 29th June 2017

Seeking a sustainable finance plan for the UK


Fulfilling the ambitions of the UK's environmental objectives will require significant investment in green infrastructure over the next decade. However, private finance is not currently being invested at the scale or speed required. Alex White introduces a one-year project considering how to increase this investment.

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Posted by Alex White on 25th April 2017
First published in: businessGreen

HM Treasury’s role in our low carbon future


In the current climate of political uncertainty, HM Treasury has a huge role to play in supporting business expectations on the sustainability agenda and pushing the agenda forward, argues Rob Lambe, Director of the Aldersgate Group, and Managing Director of Willmott Dixon Re-Thinking.

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Posted by Rob Lambe on 4th July 2016