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Missing The (Decimal) Point

To address climate change, governments should do more to unlock a trillion dollars in private investment

With COP26 upon us and the continuing news coverage of infrastructure bill negotiations in the U.S., there is a lot of focus on government climate change spending programs. Debates about how much spending is too much, or which governments aren’t spending enough, dominate the coverage and thus the attention of many policymakers. But this focus on government spending levels misses a big opportunity: to apply “smaller” policy approaches that could unlock significant private sector investments into the deployment of much-needed climate solutions. In the private equity industry, for example, most of the largest firms have stated their intentions to deploy…
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Rob Day is Co-Founder and Partner at Spring Lane Capital, a private equity firm focused on providing catalytic project capital for sustainability solutions in the energy, food, water, waste and transportation industries. Rob Day has been a sustainable resources private equity investor since 2004, and acts or has served as ... Read more

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