Investigating how firms can protect and decarbonise the arteries of the global economy Modern Supply chains are both a major source of greenhouse gases and highly exposed to climate risks. Progressively minded companies should critically assess their supply chains and ask two questions: ➡️What are the climate risks inherent their supply chains and how can … Continue reading “Risk and Sustainability in Supply Chains”
🛰️In 1957 Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first satellite, Sputnik into orbit. Since 1957, around 11,000 satellites have been launched into space by an ever expanding list of countries (Nigeria was the latest to start a space program) and private companies. The recent emergence of low cost and orbit “nano-satellites” (those weighing … Continue reading “Eyes in Sky: How geospatial finance is transforming our understanding of the earth”
How metals and minerals will replace oil & gas as the world’s most valuable resources. Why is the price of lithium soaring this year? ⛏️Why are the US Government backing a potentially highly polluting refining process in Texas and the Pentagon investigating so called biomining to secure supplies of rare earth metals? 📈Why is the demand for … Continue reading “Geopolitics of the Clean Energy Transition”
The news in 2021 has highlighted climate change like never before. Storms and hurricanes wreaked havoc across the US as far north as New York. Floods in Germany and temperature records across the globe were smashed. Public opinion has shifted towards a demand for more action. In Germany the Green Party looks set to play … Continue reading “A Guide to Climate Tech Finance”
The verdant hills of Tizi Ouzou in Northern Eastern Algeria are normally covered in olive trees and scattered with small villages. But in August 2021 the region was engulfed by multiple forest fires which reduced the trees and villages to ashes. The Algerian government were unprepared and despite a large military budget was forced to … Continue reading “Nature’s Fury: How can the world prepare for more natural disasters”
Tiny brightly coloured microbes live in Yellowstone park’s volcanic springs which can thrive in incredibly hot temperatures up to 235 C. These so called extremophiles are bright yellow, orange, blue and survive and by turning light into energy. Scientists have long been fascinated by their unique habitat and properties. The microbes caught the eye of … Continue reading “A Guide to Climate Tech: How Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurs Can Build a Zero Carbon World”
2020 was a devastating year for flooding across Africa. The Nile rose to its highest levels in half a century and Ethiopia and Sudan saw large areas swamped with water devastating farms and rural areas. Many African cities are ill prepared for natural disasters and with the continent’s urban population rising fast floods will increasingly … Continue reading “The Machine Learning Revolution: How it can be used in the fight against Climate change”
Geotechnology issues are a growing global risk for multinationals. I examine what does geotechnology risk entail and how can it be managed effectively. In 2020 the UK ordered the removal of all Huawei infrastructure across the country by 2027 . Initially the UK had welcomed Huawei’s investment, but warnings from parliament, the intelligence services and … Continue reading “When Technology and Politics Collide: How to Manage Geotechnology Risk”
The widespread destruction and despoliation of nature is increasingly recognised as a global risk. Humans are reliant on clean water, air and the natural world to support our way of life. Arable land, oceans teeming with fish and forests full of life are just some of the things we take for granted but are under … Continue reading “Rebuilding the Living World: How to Act on Nature Related Risk”
The convergence of key technologies, the existential global risks that climate change present as well as fast emerging government policies are creating a new climate economy. What does this mean? The climate economy means companies creating goods and services which drive decarbonatization. Climate will become the new lens through which all activities are viewed and … Continue reading “How Risk, Regulation and Technology are Forging a New Climate Economy”
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