Report: Environmentally Friendly Private Investments in Green Sectors Top $9 Trillion

May 30, 2018

The green economy has generated $9.3 trillion of private investments worldwide since 2007.

That’s according to Ethical Markets Media, which has released its 2018 Green Transition Scoreboard.

Hazel Henderson, CEO of Ethical Markets, and the author of an annual scorecard, 2018 Green Transition Scoreboard report, talked about the company’s findings on the Going Green segment of Wednesday’s First Coast Connect.

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Ethical Markets Media is promoting the emergence of a sustainable, green, more ethical and just economy worldwide.

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Henderson said that the report was compiled when the climate summit was coming in 2009. At the time countries were arguing over who was to blame for climate change.

“We realized that the private sector was already just going ahead and investing in all of these green sectors,” she added.

Renewable energy alone has seen more than $3.8 trillion in investments, according to the 2018 Green Transition Scoreboard while energy efficiency gains have accounted for more than $2 trillion in investments. Energy efficiency gains looked at encompassed everything from low-wattage LED light bulbs to electric cars with lithium ion batteries.

Henderson said that each year her group focused on one particular technology or one particular aspect.  

The report shows that trends in better nutrition, increased carbon capture and reuse are also good news for the planet.

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For more information, visit Ethical Markets.com.

Going Green is a monthly segment on First Coast Connect that is underwritten by A1A Solar.