Green Lights March 17: Top stories this week
Don't miss a single story: The best from Callaway Climate Insights this week
. . . . Welcome to Green Lights, our weekly roundup of the best of Callaway Climate Insights — and today, St. Patrick’s Day, is our third anniversary! OK, without a doubt, our biggest story this week was David Callaway’s announcement of a joint venture with InsideArbitrage, a growing purveyor of online investment information for active investors. “One of my goals was always to marry our emerging investment analysis with market leading data,” he says. Read more about that below and sign up for this great suite of climate finance products. Oh, and this week there also was a massive mess in the global banking industry, the EU solidly scored on the issue of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and Oscar the Grouch has nailed a sweet C-suite job with… wait for it… United Airlines. He’ll probably be able to commute from his garbage can. Here are the highlights in a simple and convenient format that makes it easy for our readers. It’s also easy to subscribe.
. . . . When we started Callaway Climate Insights three years ago on St. Patrick’s Day 2020 — in the teeth of the global Covid shutdown — one of our goals was always to marry our emerging investment analysis with market leading data. Today we begin to fulfill that dream through a joint venture with InsideArbitrage, a growing purveyor of online investment information for active investors. Check out this special offer.
. . . . Climate tech becomes too big to fail: The government backstop for Silicon Valley Bank eased immediate panic, writes David Callaway, but it also expands the bailout universe to an entirely new asset class.
. . . . What’s the difference between a “woke” capitalist who avoids oil stocks because of their impact on climate change, and a Milton Friedman capitalist who avoids them because they are overvalued? If you said “nothing,” then you have hit directly on the absurdity of the anti-ESG political backlash, writes Mark Hulbert.
. . . . United Airlines has named Oscar the Grouch to the job of Chief Trash Officer as it teams up Sesame Workshop on a new education campaign to help travelers understand how sustainable aviation fuel works, especially focusing on how SAF can be made from onboard waste. This is serious.
. . . . From buses to buildings to forests: Maybe the EU is taking some inspiration from the climate action goals in the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act. European politicians this week set seriously tougher emissions-reduction goals.
. . . . From the latest research: The blue bond market has emerged as one of the latest additions in the sustainable debt market, write the authors of “The Blue Bond Market: A Catalyst for Ocean and Water Financing.”
More greenery . . .
From the BBC: Maple syrup’s bittersweet future in face of climate change. It’s a cat-astrophe
It can’t hurt, right?: Professor explores spirituality as a way to fight climate change
Navy Secretary reaches out to Caribbean nations: In the Bahamas, it’s an existential threat
From the World Economic Forum: Heat is the elephant in the room when it comes to decarbonization