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Mission-led finance: New ideas in European policymaking, by Mariana Mazzucato

Policymakers need to shift focus from filling investment gaps to creating new trajectories for ambitious low-carbon innovation, says Mariana Mazzucato. A missions-led approach should be at the heart of efforts align the economy with climate and sustainability goals, she tells Environmental Finance.

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The venue of the Climate Innovation Summit will absorb CO2 from the air

Ecologic Studio’s façade installation is a structure spanning the space between the first and second floor of the Printworks building of Dublin Castle. Each ‘phytoreactor’ is a liquid containing algae that absorbs CO2 from the air, a physical embodiment of the datascape of CO2 markets — a material process and space where the digital and organic realms converge. Ecologic Studio will be present at the summit in the exhibition area to talk about their innovative work.

Mapping out the institutional investor landscape at the Climate Innovation Summit

Together the research consultancy InfluenceMap we will be showcasing an interactive map and analysis of the landscape of institutional investors funds and their assets, together with all intermediaries. Through this research we aim to show the need for alignment of widely held portfolios in the form of market listed funds (50,000+ listed funds).

Read our interview with Thomas O’Neill, Research Director of InfluenceMap.

Fearless Girl will be in Dublin for the Climate Innovation Summit

The Climate Innovation Summit will feature State Street Global Advisors’ Fearless Girl statue, visiting Ireland for the first time and serving as a reminder that taking an active approach to a challenge can make a lasting difference. Sculpted by Kristen Visbal, the statue aims to promote the importance of increasing the number of women on corporate boards.

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Investor framework launched for 1.5Cº compatible investments

Investors ranging from pension funds to multilaterals are looking to quantify the impact of their emissions-saving investments by using a new investment framework. Dennis Pamlin of Mission Innovation explains why the tool can help significantly accelerate the low-carbon transition.

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Landscape Finance Lab: Key partnerships drive sustainable land use

The Landscape Finance Lab is pioneering an integrated approach that brings together sectors, scales and stakeholders. It incubates landscape programmes and sources, structures, designs and applies new financing solutions.

In this article we explore the innovative financial instruments and corporate partnerships that are unlocking new types of capital.

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Environmental Finance editorial: "No more excuses: Financing 1.5C"

The financial sector must play a critical enabling role to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Investors need to quickly overhaul their strategies for climate change to be halted in just over a decade, and there are already tools and solutions available to help investors align with this goal, finds Environmental Finance.

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Innovation Spotlight on Climate Risks for Asset Managers (CRAMS)

CRAMS’ comprehensive climate datasets enable financial institutions to satisfy TCFD recommendations.

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Climate Innovation Summit 2018 to take place in Ireland

The 2018 Climate Innovation Summit, Europe’s leading event on climate innovation, will be held in the emerging green business hub of Dublin this November with a focus on the finance needed to accelerate climate action.

Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, will open the 2018 event. At the official launch, Donohoe said: “Underlining Ireland’s commitment to this vital agenda, I am delighted that Europe’s Climate-KIC has chosen Ireland as the venue for this important gathering. Climate change is one of the most crucial issues facing the world today”.

Minister Donohoe will be speaking at the Climate Innovation Summit on 7 November and will participate in the panel discussion entitled: “Unlocking the trillions: Europe as a leader in sustainable Finance”

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Triggering a critical mass of sustainable investment: How can Europe do it?

Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of EIT Climate-KIC, argues that new business models are needed to blend concessional finance with private finance and shape a new investment framework that can help meet the EU’s broader environmental and sustainability goals.

Dr. Dunlop will be inaugurating the Climate Innovation Summit on 6 November in Dublin and leading discussions together with EIT Climate-KIC’s Decision Metrics and Finance team.

EIT Climate-KIC works closely with partners and external stakeholders to develop the metrics and financial mechanisms to redirect and mobilise the finance needed to quickly scale up climate action.

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We need mandatory due diligence on investments, says EU rapporteur

The EU Commission estimates that realising the Sustainable Development Goals will require annual investments in sustainable infrastructure worth €4.7-6.7 trillion.

Molly Scott-Cato, MEP and European Parliament rapporteur on sustainable finance, shares her recommendations on the steps needed to accelerate the growth and stabilisation of standards for climate finance.

Molly Scott-Cato will speak at this year’s Climate Innovation Summit in Dublin on 6 November in the panel discussion entitled “The policy and finance conditions needed to meet climate ambition and sustainable finance ambition”.

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Announcement of Dublin as European Centre for Sustainable Finance networks leader

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