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Nature-based solutions to climate change: understanding the importance of quality
We can use nature to protect agriculture from the negative effects of climate, but such solutions come with significant challenges
Why renewable energy outperforms fossil fuels
Analysis by Imperial’s Centre for Climate Finance & Investment shows how renewable energy has benefitted from technological improvements, policy support and lower financing costs.
What climate change really means for businesses
How rising temperatures impact business performance, and why it’s vital that we understand the effects of climate change on a macroeconomic level
Why regulating opioid prescriptions can protect the US economy
With opioid addiction reaching crisis point in the US, Dr Cláudia Custódio and Moritz Wiedemann consider the impact on the economy, and what the link between opioid use and house prices can tell us.
Agribusiness is not ready for the sudden shocks of climate change
Climate change models suggest temperatures will gradually rise, but the agriculture sector is not prepared for the acute risk of extreme weather events
Does economic injustice fade or persist?
Economic growth theory supplies a useful tool for thinking about how actions in the past affect the future
Government-connected bankers made unusually large gains during the 2008 financial crisis
Our new research shows individual banking executives with connections to the US Treasury made unusually large gains during and after the 2008 Troubled Asset Relief Program
Green finance: how competition can bring polluting firms into the fold
No company wants to be the dirtiest on the block. If there were a clear and consistent way to gauge and reward skills, ideas and thinking, even the most polluting firms would find the will and the funds to decarbonise
5 things executives need to know about AI and machine learning
Financial services firms expect significant growth in their use of machine learning, but are already having problems implementing it at scale. Professor Marcin Kacperczyk untangles the knot for business leaders
Bankers knew the risks they were taking before the 2008 crisis
Top executives of US banks that experienced huge losses in the 2008 crisis sold their own shares well before the crisis hit
Stocks favoured by socially conscious investors fared better during the COVID crash
Firms favoured by socially conscious investors experienced reduced stock market losses during the March 2020 stock market crash
The case for a COVID-19 carbon tax
A carbon tax could both help pay for the enormous costs of the pandemic and encourage “clean” investment. Crucially, it should be levied in a few years’ time, when the UK economy has begun to recover