In recent years, climate positive start-ups have been met with rising popularity. Contests like XPRIZE and BloombergNEF Pioneers recognize such companies for their pursuit of low-carbon climate solutions. But how can investors participate in these companies’ growth before they go public? In this blog post, we explain how investors should think about pre-IPO investment opportunities and their risks, with some examples of interesting early-stage potential Pure Climate Stocks to follow.
Company insiders, such as CEOs and other higher-ups, hold a wealth of valuable information that outside investors would love to have, and that is only accessible (sometimes) through speculation over insider transactions. Research shows that insider’s trade activity itself can be a good indicator of stock performance, even for investors watching from the sidelines. In this blog, we delve into the research – and its insights – into how to read the tea leaves on insider trading for better climate positive investments.
There’s a great deal of buzz – and unfortunately, a great deal of questionable advice, unrealistic promises, and downright nonsense – surrounding the topic of inflation today. For investors to best deal with inflationary periods, it’s critical to first understand how inflation, whether expected or unexpected, actually functions. In this blog, we explain how inflation operates in simple terms and help you build a more resilient, climate positive portfolio.
Investors who want their money to work for positive environmental change must navigate a flood of new information – and unfortunately, not all of it is reliable. To help unpack the word soup – whether talking about “impact investing,” “ESG investing,” or other concepts – many books have hit the shelves. Here is a list of illuminating books about investing with true environmental impact.
Amidst an unprecedented exodus of investments, some analysts have doomed Chinese stocks to be un-investable. This blog is an analysis of the country’s market performance, the effects of geopolitical tensions and Covid outbreaks on Chinese Pure Climate Stocks, and my personal opinion on whether or not to invest in China now.
Cryptocurrency has earned a reputation for its high-risk – and potentially high-profit – outcomes for investors. Though it has taken the market on a rollercoaster and created a community of die-hard enthusiasts, in recent years, there has been growing awareness of its immense environmental impacts. We researched for you the environmental costs of crypto and answer whether investing in this groundbreaking technology can have positive climate impacts.
CEO ownership has been previously linked with superior stock performance. In this blog, we will use a sample of Pure Climate Stocks, to find out if stocks with CEO ownership outperform their competitors and create “green billionaires”. Read on to find out!
Electric vehicles (EVs) have become a megatrend boosted by favorable market and regulatory conditions. And, with demand growing, EV (Exchange Traded Funds) ETFs have become a popular investment vehicle for private investors that want to do good for the environment. But, what’s behind these ETFs? Are they really worth an investment? And are they only representing pure climate players? Read on to find out.
Greenwashing in investment funds has become a common practice, making truly sustainable opportunities hard to find. The EU has created regulations on sustainable finance, but it remains to be seen if the technicalities behind them are robust enough to prevent greenwashing. The controversy of nuclear and natural gas investments being labeled as green is still latent, harboring doubts of the effectiveness of the regulations. Read on for a quick guide on these what the EU has regulated, an explanation of the controversy around it, and to find out what it means for you as a climate-conscious investor.
A growing number of resources and tools vow to help investors steer their money toward climate-friendly companies. Some of them live up to that promise, while others fall short. In this blog we look at one of the most prominent guides to sustainable investments: the Carbon Clean200 list. The author As You Sow claims that the database includes companies that effectively balance people, planet, and profit. But, do the companies in the list make the best, most impactful climate-friendly stock investments? Read on to find out why I am skeptical about Carbon Clean 200 and how you can invest with 100% positive climate impact.
Renewable energy was on everyone’s mind in 2021. Green energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is one option to invest in a broad portfolio companies in this space, including wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal technologies. Clean energy ETFs are therefore the darlings of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) minded investors. How did renewable energy ETFs fair in 2021? And what is the outlook for 2002? And how green are those ETFs really? Read on to find out.
The smart money might be on green investments these days, but how can you tell a truly sustainable play from a flimsy bit of greenwashing? Financial Times Deputy Editor Alice Ross introduces sustainable investment in an approachable, fact-filled, and enduringly useful book.Want to get started with green investing? This book shows you how. Read the blog for our full review.
Sustainability factors are becoming mainstream among institutional investors and there are by now hundreds of investment products that are portrayed as sustainable. But who defines what is truly sustainable and what is a “good” investment? Read on to understand why sustainability leads to a dilemma for the financial industry and why you better make your own choices of what “good” means for you.
Plant-based protein sources have emerged as commercially viable alternatives to animal food products. Sustainable-food ETFs offer investors an opportunity to support alternative-food companies while benefitting financially. Two vegan ETFs have established themselves as early leaders in the field: the US Vegan Climate ETF (VEGN) and Rize Sustainable Future of Food ETF (FOOD. Although alternative proteins are an area in which Pure Climate Stocks can be found, these ETFs contains some problematic holdings that fail to qualify as pure climate plays. Read on to find out which ones they are and what single stock investment you could consider as an alternative.
Renewable- and alternative energy ETFs have become popular ways to trade on concerns over climate change. Investors who wish to support climate-friendly companies can choose from a growing number of renewable-energy ETFs, all of which present themselves as convenient ways to add environmentally responsible positions to your portfolio. ETFs that draw on carefully constructed indexes of green-energy stocks may reward a buy-and-hold strategy by investors. It is tempting to think of alternative-energy ETFs as pure climate plays, but that is not the case. Are these ETFs really all they appear to be and should be invest in renewable energy ETFs? Read the blog to find out.
Cathie Wood is an investment star. Her firm, ARK Invest, is one of the most successful investment companies in the green-tech space. Two popular ARK Invest ETFs—Innovation Fund and Autonomous Technology & Robotics—have posted especially strong returns in 2021. Among their most important performers are two Pure Climate Stocks. Which ones are they? Why does ARK Invest believe in the future of those truly climate-friendly businesses? Read the blog to find out.
Green indexes and climate-change indexes: reliable ways to grow your investments and help the global climate?
Impact investors who seek dependable returns from environmental stocks frequently turn to climate-change indexes, green indexes, and other indexes of green equities. But whose interests do those indexes truly serve? What is their fundamental purpose? And how can individual investors use such indexes wisely, and for the mutual good of their portfolios and a cooler planet?
When a company makes all of its profits from activities that contribute to net-zero carbon emissions in the world, while commanding a high level of market capitalization, it is prepared to lead its industry now and well into the future. Read on to learn about the five highest-valued companies in our Pure Climate Stocks list that should be on your radar.
A large share of retail investors in the US, Germany and France say that their main goal is positive environmental impact. But how important is climate performance compared to financial performance for private investors really?
The realization that a sustainable lifestyle also applies to investments is settling in despite the current health crisis. Private investors are starting to understand that they can use their money to support companies that are helping the planet. Read here why retail investors fear greenwashing.