The Decades-Long Effort to Account for the Value of Natural Resources
Yale School of the Environment economist Eli Fenichel helped develop a national strategy to integrate environmental and economic decision-making.
Delivering Decarbonized Transport
Dan Kim ’97, chief strategic officer and director of Next Renewable Fuels, argues that existing elements of the energy and transport sectors can evolve to contribute to a future decarbonized economy, alongside more disruptive innovations.
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Confronting the Climate Crisis
Yale Insights is talking with the scholars and practitioners who are providing the expertise and leadership to make the adaptation and mitigation of this unprecedented challenge a reality.
Tallying the Social Cost of Carbon
Casey Pickett ’11, director of the Yale Carbon Charge, explains how to put a dollar value on the myriad choices that make up our response to the climate crisis.
Is Climate Risk More than Markets Can Handle?
Yale SOM finance professor Stefano Giglio lays out the unique complications of grappling with climate risk, and explains his own work on stock portfolios that hedge climate change.
Is Seattle Prepared for Climate Change?
Ann Grodnik-Nagle ’06, climate policy advisor for Seattle Public Utilities, says that Seattle is focusing on both mitigation and adaptation, prioritizing vulnerable communities of color.
Better Data Is Letting Companies and Investors See Trillions in Climate Risk
A growing pool of ESG data enumerates companies’ exposure to climate risk. Yale SOM’s Todd Cort explains how the data helps investors target capital toward the companies that are responding.
Uncovering Healthcare’s Hidden Climate Impact
The healthcare industry produces 8.5% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as well as other forms of air pollution. Yale's Dr. Jodi Sherman says the first step to making healthcare sustainable is to understand the scope of the problem.
What Does It Take to Create Financial Products That Can Save the Planet?
Investors are increasingly eager to contribute to solutions for climate change and other environmental problems. Charlotte Kaiser ’07 of The Nature Conservancy’s NatureVest explains how the company builds financial products that attract mainstream capital while delivering conservation impacts.
How Trust Can Power Renewable Energy
Lily Donge ’97 talked with us about how building trust is critical for any kind of real innovation—and how it’s helped her develop new models for scaling renewable energy.
How Patagonia Learned to Act on Its Values
Vincent Stanley, Patagonia’s company philosopher, chronicles the company’s efforts to bring environmental and social values to the heart of what the company does.