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2019 Outlook - A reassuring wave of pessimism
2019 Outlook - A reassuring wave of pessimism
Published on 02/01/2019

The markets closed out the year significantly down and 2018 officially became the worst year on record since the Financial Crisis. A general climate of gloom prevails, in sharp contrast with the optimistic beginning of 2018.

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Sustainable Energy - A focus on Utilities
Published on 09/03/2018

This document is part of a series published by Mirova to illustrate our approach to sustainability sector-by-sector. We aim to address solutions, risks, and how we optimize impact through investment. This eighth paper focuses on environmental, social and governance issues in the Utilities sector.

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Sustainable Building - Focus on Infrastructures and Construction
Published on 07/09/2018

This document is part of a series published by Mirova to illustrate our approach to sustainability sector-by-sector. We aim to address solutions, risks, and how we optimize impact through investment. This seventh paper focuses on environmental, social and governance issues in the Infrastructures and Construction industries.

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Green goes the growth
Published on 05/31/2018

The transition from a carbon-intensive and ecosystem-destroying extractive economy to a green economy has begun. Green growth, which creates environmental value first, will also contribute to the creation of economic and shareholder value.

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Country Sustainability Analysis
Published on 05/02/2018

Until a green and social sovereign bond market develops – something that Mirova actively promotes and encourages – Mirova has developed a sustainability analysis that would be used as a proxy for impacts and is integrated into Mirova’s responsible investment decision making process. Furthermore, the Energy & Climate risk score co-developed with Beyond Ratings would allow for the integration of material energy and climate related risks into the solvability of sovereign debt. 

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Liquidity of the Green Bond Market
Published on 03/14/2018

The green bond market has undergone rapid expansion over the last five years. Given its still small size compared to the bond market as a whole, investors remain cautious regarding certain features of green bonds, such as the liquidity of the market.

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When renewable energy met sustainable growth
Published on 07/29/2016

Regulation, cost reduction, and the rise of renewable energy in the United States.

Historically and famously fossil-fuel dependent, the U.S. energy and electricity mixes are evolving quickly as costs fall for renewables, regulations mandate their implementation, and fiscal policy incentivizes their installation. 

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Mirova Insight 3
Published on 05/28/2014

For some, a responsible investment is by definition a long-term investment. And they’re right, to be sure. Problems arise, however, with any attempt to define these terms. Surprisingly, it is almost as difficult to achieve a consensus on the meaning of long-term investment as it is to arrive at a broadly acceptable definition of responsible investment.

 

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