The Zeroist

Denise Young
A finance newsletter for the net zero revolution.
Created 17 Apr 2020
  • COP26 preview: The new energy economy, Chinese coal and standards with impact
    15 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
    Glasgow Science Centre. Photo by Fredrika Carlsson on Unsplash Welcome back to our freshly rebranded The Zeroist, a finance newsletter for the net zero revolution. With COP26 just two weeks away, the ...
  • #20 How much growth is enough
    04 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    If you’re familiar with the term degrowth, you’ll probably have noticed that it’s popping up more and more frequently. At last month’s battle in France for the Green Party leadership in next year’s pr...
  • The Zeroist: New name, new look
    15 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Welcome to The Zeroist, a finance newsletter for the net zero revolution. You may have noticed this newsletter has a new name, a new visual identity, and a new url. Why the re-brand? When the first ed...
  • 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...
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