climate narratives: annotated

Denise Young
A newsletter about how climate is transforming finance and economics.
Created 17 Apr 2020
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  • Summer update
    15 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash I am off until the end of August, this newsletter will go back to its normal schedule in September. But I do want to mention the latest release of the IPCC’s report o...
  • #19 Can we trust media coverage of ESG?
    21 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    As more and more money flows into ESG, it’s no surprise that we are drowning in a deluge of information and reports. Plenty of it is greenwash. But how can we know which parts to ignore, and which par...
  • The race to green Europe
    15 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Photo by K8 on Unsplash Our attention is firmly on Europe for this month’s newsletter a day after the announcement of the Fit for 55 package, an action plan for the European Union’s Green Deal. It’s a...
  • Energy transition: G7 failure on the $100 billion is a time bomb
    15 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    A new narrative moment is in the air. Last month’s IEA report that outlined an end to new fossil fuel investment after this year has heralded a distinct change of tone in all the places talking about ...
  • #18 Sweden's best-kept secret: Rewiring CEOs for sustainability
    20 May 2021 • 1 min read
    Since the start of 2021 we’ve seen a race - like an arms race - among companies to announce net zero emissions targets. Great, you might say. But do the leaders of those companies know how to achieve ...
  • Have we hit "peak" Green Growth
    17 May 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Today’s newsletter looks at limits to green growth, and the case for degrowth. This is a fundamental, yet surprisingly invisible debate. I first heard the term degro...
  • #17 Sustainability under attack: Lessons from Danone
    02 May 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Joining me to make sense of the recent dramatic exit of Emmanuel Faber from Danone following a hedge fund attack, are two leading lights of the sustainable business space. Louise Kjellerup Roper is CE...
  • After the green backlash - a new realism?
    15 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    Photo by Jim Wilson on Unsplash After a bumper year for green finance in 2020, we are seeing definite signs of green fatigue and a growing backlash. Too much greenwash, too many unverifiable claims, t...
  • Shareholders may be the real losers at Danone
    15 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Photo by Daria Salikova on Unsplash A bombshell from Danone this morning with news that former CEO and stakeholder capitalist Emmanuel Faber has been ousted from the Board, reversing a painstakingly c...
  • #16 Are women the key to a greener financial future?
    03 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to episode #16 of New Climate Capitalism, and today we're talking about financial feminism. My guest is Jessica Robinson, who's just published a new book called "Financial Feminism: A Woman's ...
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