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Pre-IPO Investing for the Planet: Is there an opportunity?

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.

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The secrets behind insider transactions and the case of Tesla

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.

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The inflation fallacy and its impact on Pure Climate Stocks

The inflation fallacy and its impact on Pure Climate Stocks

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.

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10 books to read if you want your money to work for the climate

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.

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Can cryptocurrency investing be climate-friendly?

Can cryptocurrency investing be climate-friendly?

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.

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Pure Climate Stocks IPOs to watch in 2022

Investing in green IPOs can be a tricky and high-risk/high-reward proposition. Read on to find out: Which green IPOs performed well last year? Which ones disappointed investors? And how is the market for green stock debuts shaping up for 2022?

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Are electric vehicle ETFs a good investment opportunity?

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.

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European Union (EU) Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

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.

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How climate-friendly are the Carbon Clean 200 companies?

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.

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Top renewable energy ETFs for 2022

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.

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Book Review: Investing to Save the Planet (Alice Ross)

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.

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Sustainability Criteria: Are ESG and SRI overhyped concepts?

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.

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How to invest in the sustainable food megatrend with vegan ETFs?

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.

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Are renewable and alternative energy ETFs a buy?

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.

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Cathie Wood and ARK Invest believe in these Pure Climate Stocks—are they right for your portfolio?

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.

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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?

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TOP 5 Pure Climate Stocks by market capitalization

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.

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