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Can pledges prompt fast and sure deployment? Many want to know.

In San Francisco, youth are protesting the climate crisis as pledges emerge in Glasgow. (Photo outside BlackRock's San Francisco office by Peg Hunter, via Flickr Creative Commons.) 

Amid a Storm of Pledges, Finding a Blueprint for Climate Capital Deployment

A bumper crop of climate pledges and plans land in your inbox, but how many make it to your term sheet? This investigation follows a few global finance pledges, setting them against capital needs and focusing on partnerships and local efforts as units of action.
Can you see what this company is doing?

(Photo by Greg Dunlap, via Flickr Creative Commons.) Ratings of Chevron, and other companies whose fortunes float on the energy transition, can leave asset managers feeling lost at sea. 

Explainer: When Agencies Rate Companies' ESG Scores, What Are They Actually Rating?

As ESG becomes an increasingly popular investing strategy, questions about better standardization arise. Ideally, ratings agencies would use objective criteria. Some frameworks are emerging that emphasize transparency and context.
How does your clean grid grow?

On an unspoiled site or an unloved one, a renewable-energy installation navigates tricky economics. 

Explainer: How Do Developers Choose New or Remediated Project Sites?

Solar and wind projects are essential to the energy evolution, but most of them take up a lot of space. This story looks at the two main sorts of land developers can use and walks through economics, strategies, and public policies that can foster solar and wind while attending to...

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