02 Oct '11, 6pm

Green Transition on the Global Agenda

Key issues in all these shifts are defining the green economy focus: on poverty reduction, developing countries and environmental sustainability (IISD Earth Negotiations Bulletin Summary 2nd Session ). The green economy transition's greatest challenge is the traditional Washington Consensus model of economic growth of GDP, which remains blind to green concerns, social and human capital and ecosystem assets and services. All this challenges conventional corporate accountants, portfolio managers and institutional investors alike. The shock of transition from fossil fuels to efficient renewable energy is evident in the Carbon Tracker report on mis-allocated investments as I warned earlier ("fossilized asset allocation " models). The emergence of green bonds from the World Bank, now finding acceptance by institutional investors, is also helping change obsolete financial models (

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