Topic: Finance

Finance Articles

Commentary

Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Expands

Nutrien Ag Solutions will be joining Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) as a Founding Circle member. New Legacy Partners will include Bayer, National Farmers Union, American Farmland Trust, National Association of Conservation Districts, Soil Health Partnership, The Fertilizer Institute and Tyson Foods.
Commentary

Americans Deserve Better Coverage of Carbon Finance

"For decades media and policy discourse often failed to grasp, let alone explain to mass audiences, the enormity of the climate problem. Let’s not make the same mistake on solutions."
Reports

Real Assets Fund Managers Lead the Way on ESG

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a term heard frequently throughout the alternative assets world, and nowhere more so than in the real assets space: more than three-quarters of infrastructure and natural resources fund managers that Preqin surveyed have an active ESG investment policy.
Commentary

Sec. Perdue is Open to Carbon Markets for Farmers, Pingree Says

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue expressed support for carbon markets for farmers during a meeting, Rep. Chellie Pingree said on Monday. An upcoming agriculture appropriations bill will likely include language that urges USDA to research the possibility of such markets, added the Maine Democrat.
Commentary

This Creative Tax is a Good Bet for Colorado’s Water Future. Here’s Why.

It’s a rare opportunity when new money bubbles up for water projects in the Centennial State. But that is exactly what is happening as a result of a bill approved this week with strong bipartisan support in the Legislature. The bill, HB 1327, proposes to raise new money to protect and conserve water in Colorado by legalizing sports betting and imposing a 10% tax on its revenue.
Commentary

The Most Important Conservation Law You’ve Never Heard Of

In January 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), a reauthorization of a landmark conservation law that lapsed in 2014. Over its 26 years in effect, TFCA generated more than $339 million for tropical forest conservation. Its reauthorization is considered a success for U.S. and foreign governments’ economies, nature and people.
Commentary

The Most Important Conservation Law You’ve Never Heard Of

In January 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the Tropical Forest Conservation Act (TFCA), a reauthorization of a landmark conservation law that lapsed in 2014. Over its 26 years in effect, TFCA generated more than $339 million for tropical forest conservation. Its reauthorization is considered a success for U.S. and foreign governments’ economies, nature and people.
Commentary

We Need to Deep Clean the Oceans. Here's How to Pay for It.

The key challenge to implementing these far-reaching solutions is financing. Large-scale investment is required to support these projects and the private sector is the only source with the vast financial resources needed. However, attracting private investors can be tricky for ocean health-related projects.