Entries by Shuen Chan

Green finance: Europe gets serious

Recently published for Pensions for Purpose. Richard Folland and Shuen Chan reflect on the implications of two recent major reports for green finance. The low-carbon transition is underway and – judging by the way that clean energy costs continue to fall and becoming increasingly competitive against fossil fuels – it is accelerating. However, this transition has […]

The low-carbon transition and the disconnect between companies and their pension funds

May 2018 – Sustineri writes for The Aldersgate Group about the disconnect between corporates and their pension funds in the way they are approaching the low-carbon transition There is growing evidence that business is serious about addressing the low-carbon transition. Over 100 companies now have approved science-based targets, i.e. they have set an emissions reduction target […]

From COP21 to COP23: What are the signals that investors should be looking for from the COP in Bonn?

And so the circus returns. The climate COP in December 2015 was such a landmark, but it’s not easy to dismiss the reflex thought that these big international gatherings on the climate change negotiations (or, to give the annual meeting its proper designation, the Conference of the Parties (COP) UN Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

How policymakers can drive the TCFD agenda, with Europe in the driving seat

As published on Responsible Investor.com on the 12th of September 2017 The EU’s HLEG recommendations can dovetail with other regulatory changes to back up the climate reporting shift. There has been extensive commentary on the work of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), first on its formation and then on its recommendations, which were […]

Post-Election Enlightment: Where Does The Minority Conservative Government Go On Climate And Energy?

Despite some attention on the Conservatives’ so-called “price cap”, and Corbyn’s Labour proposing a form of energy sector industrialization, energy policy was a dog that mostly failed to bark during the recent election campaign. That was even more the case where climate change was concerned, notwithstanding President Trump’s attempt to put the issue on the […]