A Green Investment Strategy

The FT carries an interesting article today on the decision by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund to increase its allocation to green-friendly investments in the developing world: you can read the article here.

6 replies on “A Green Investment Strategy”

Hang on.

(1) Norway’s state assets are prone to political interference.

(2) There is a lot of “green” investment that has a green label, but has nothing to do with environmental protection.

(IDA, if it were smart, would have labelled as green all investment in Ireland.)

I wonder if they are trying to nudge India into being more cooperative in the meetings running up to Copenhagen? The absence of developed world money on the table is oft cited as why the developing world is so unwilling to engage in negotiations on cuts in their own emissions.

I agree with Richard, too many new businesses models are labelled as “green” without any clear reason why! It’s such a fashionable word right now, along with “organic” that many businesses are jumping on the bandwagon – for example bluetooth technology is marketed as “green”, just because it can be used instead of paper based marketing techniques.

I think that we really need to be able to differentiate between businesses that are marketing themselves as green and those that are actually concerned about the environment and specialise in techniques for environmental protection.

More exposure to green friendly investments will ensure two things- first more return in the long run and helping the earth survive. Developing world is investing in more green initiatives and this new concept can work better, so investments of green technology in developing countries holds greater chance of success.

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