The Climate Endowment looks to keep things simple and low-risk. “Big pension funds and institutional investors are conservative, you can’t persuade them to make a trade-off on returns,” says its founder Philippe Desfosses.
Some of the most rewarding impact investments are where traditional financiers still fear to tread. For an Expert View, we talked to TCX’s Per van Swaay about navigating the minefield of currency risk.
TCX, a forex hedging boutique, helped match Lendahand crowdfunding investors with solar developers in Ghana. According to TCX this is the first time that a retail lending platform managed to extend a local currency loan.
After more than a decade of working on sustainable finance at Deutsche Börse, Kristina Jeromin is now campaigning to become a MP for Germany’s Green Party. We need a whole new definition of returns on capital, she says.
At the grand old age of 74, Hermann Schreier (with his wife and a couple of slightly younger Dutch friends), has thrown himself into what he hopes will become a market leader for buses powered by hydrogen fuel cells.