London, 31 May 2012: The Climate Bonds Initiative, in collaboration with HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, launched a new report on the current size and future opportunities for investing in climate-themed bonds.
Over $174bn of climate-themed bonds – energy, transport, finance, buildings, forestry, waste, water - were identified, making the market much broader and deeper than expected.
Chris Hewett's recent blog for OpenEconomy argues that the ideas for creating a new and sustainable finance system are out there. However, if these ideas don't get greater exposure to policy makers and the media, finance will remain a barrier to social and environmental progress.
Rio+20: can management consultants (and CSR/ESG professionals) start saving the world? Systems thinking is needed to tackle the real issues: might management consultants have it?