ALL ABOUT THE GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD®
St. Augustine, April 22, 2016 – Ethical Markets Media welcomes Earth Day with a stunning new total for its Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS). As of Q4 2015, the GTS totals $7.13 TRILLIONcumulative in non-government investments and commitments tracked since 2007 in the global green transition now underway. The 2016 report, “Ending Externalities: Full-Spectrum Accounting Clarifies Transition Management“, focuses on the top priority: ending “externalities” which the IMF estimates at $5.3 trillion annually worldwide. Companies tracked since 2007 by the GTS are those avoiding negative externalities and focusing on transition management to low-carbon economies agreed by 195 member countries of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the COP21 climate agreements in Paris in 2015.
Batteries and Storage Charging Green Transition with $17.4 Billion Influx
St. Augustine, FL, September 15, 2015 ~ The Green Transition Scoreboard® Fall Update, Batteries and Storage Charging the Green Transition, focuses on battery and storage investments, reporting a total of $17.4 billion in private investments in R&D for battery and storage technologies. Findings are compiled from 2007 to 2014 and include the top 30 technology producers. The Update focuses on investments in batteries and storage as enhancing and optimizing the use of renewable energy and efficiency. It also highlights best practices and the emerging breakthroughs which are directing batteries and storage to become an important sub-sector of green technologies.
Green Transition Scoreboard® Celebrates 2015 Earth Day With $6.22 trillion Blowing Past Mid-Mark to 2020 Goal
Saint Augustine, FL, April 22, 2015 ~ Earth Day 2015 marks $6.22 trillion invested in the global green transition since 2007. This meets our Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) goal of $10 trillion privately invested in the green economy by 2020, easily on track to reach the 2020 goal to effectively scale innovations and reduce costs in green technologies as the world transitions to the Solar Age.
Appropriately for Earth Day, the 2015 GTS report, Breakdowns Driving Breakthroughs, focuses on Life Systems, a new category capturing system-wide interconnections among efficiency, information and digitization, energy, water, food, education and health, which equals 14% of the overall total.
The upward trend in investments Ethical Markets Media has reported since 2009 aligns with the strategy to invest at least 10% of institutional portfolios directly in companies driving the global Green Transition, appropriately updating strategic asset allocation models both as opportunity and as risk mitigation.
Green Bonds Add to $5.7 Trillion Privately Invested in the Green Economy
Saint Augustine, FL, September 1, 2014 ~ The first two quarters of 2014 show the Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) at $5.7 trillion in private investments and commitments since 2007. This confirms the green economy is on track to reach $10 trillion in investments by 2020 to effectively scale innovations and reduce costs in green technologies as the world transitions to the Solar Age.
The 2014 mid-year update “Green Bonds Growing Green Infrastructure” focuses on the bond markets’ addition of green, impact and ESG (environmental, social, governance) targeted bond issues. These new bonds provide long-term investment opportunities to pension funds and other institutional investors as global policy makers, corporations and asset managers see demand for investments in infrastructure, environmental, social and human capital being integrated into financial markets.
Read the full mid-year update.
March 2014 Green Transition Scoreboard® Tops $5.3 Trillion
Saint Augustine, FL, March 31, 2014 ~ Again for 2014, the Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) finds, with $5.3 trillion in private investments and commitments since 2007, the green economy is on track to reach $10 trillion in investments by 2020 to effectively scale innovations and reduce costs in green technologies as the world transitions to the Solar Age.
The 2014 GTS report Plenty of Water! focuses on the many water investment opportunities as global policy makers, businesses and civic society realize water is critical to environmental, social and human capital, and must be integrated into financial markets rather than overlooked as an externality.
GREEN TRANSITION REPORT March 2013
St. Augustine, FL, March 4, 2013 – The year 2013 promises long strides away from the fossil-fueled Industrial Era as illuminated by the Ethical Markets Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) which tracks private investments growing the green economy worldwide since 2007, finding $4.1 trillion invested or committed as of Q4 2012.
The year 2012 was an inflection point for the green transition worldwide. Technology and innovation such as in electricity generation and transport began forcing structural changes and rethinking of business models, urban design and development toward integrated systemic approaches.
WHAT IS THE GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD?
THE GREEN TRANSITION SCOREBOARD® (GTS) is a time-based global tracking of the private financial system for all sectors involved with green markets, producing a transparent line of sight toward the ethical progress of wealth building as defined by the triple bottom line of planet, people and profits.
The GTS logo represents a visual symbol for inevitable human progress whose barometer rises, away from the symbols of the out-dated Fossil Fuel Era, as green investments increase over the next ten years and we enter the next economy – the age of light.
The GTS was created and realized by Hazel Henderson and Ethical Markets Media. It is updated and maintained by Ethical Markets Media, LLC. Financial data and organizations included in the GTS are screened by the strictest of rigorous social, environment, and ethical auditing standards.
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