Climate Resilience – Sector Watch 20 September 2019


Holly Stower
AttractivenessThe 2019 World Economic Forum Global Risks Report lists extreme weather, climate-change mitigation/adaption failure, and natural disasters as the three most likely and impactful global risks. In 2017, overall losses from world-wide natural catastrophes totaled $350 billion, with $24 billion in losses due to the California wildfires alone in 2018.Although there are significant risks, this new environment also represents an opportunity, with estimates putting the climate resilience economy at around $316 trillion. Recent reports highlight increasing demand for climate-related opportunities,... Read More »

Recent Deals – 20 September 2019


Holly Stower
From new investment into robotic farming to the latest funding round into autonomous vehicle technology, we’ve put together recent deals from across the cleantech ecosystem to give you a clear picture of where the market is headed and what investors are interested in. Transportation & Logistics: Voyage raised $31 million in a Series B round, bringing its total capital raised to $52 million. Voyage develops autonomous vehicle technology and delivers autonomous mobility services, and it is currently focused on retirement villages in the US. This... Read More »

Insurance and the Low-Carbon Economy – A Meeting of Minds and Markets


Holly Stower
The insurance industry should reflect the society it underwrites risk for. The transition to a low-carbon economy means that incumbents are now looking for new and better ways to meet their clients' changing needs. Many insurance incumbents are looking at the opportunities connected to cleantech, while also recognizing their responsibilities and interest in mitigating the physical, transitional and liability risks associated with climate change. European and U.S. insurance markets have been typically slow to innovate; for example, the London Market only started to digitize in 2016. Whereas emerging... Read More »