Stanford Global Projects Center
This article, published in the January edition of the OECD development policy papers series, dicusses new opportunities for collaboration between institutional investors and multilateral finance institutions. Financing from institutional investors will be critical to achieving the sustainable development goals and curbing climate change.
Dr. Soh Young In and Dr. Ashby Monk recently published their study addressing the significant widening of the valley of death in the clean energy domain. This study demonstrates that an organizational approach can address investment barriers by showing how greater coordination among investors can effectively promote sustainable energy innovation. In the clean energy space, it is a mistake to think of this sector in terms of early-stage investors (e.g., VC/PE funds) and late-stage investors (e.g., corporate investors, banks and public market).
Please read the insightful policy brief for Day One Project written by GPC's Ashby Monk, Dane Rook, and Rajiv Sharma. The team takes a look at how poor transparency on portfolio attributes, such as costs and sustainability, prevents beneficial investment organizations from actually benefiting their stakeholders and America.
The Sustainable Finance and Investment seminar, led by Soh Young In, aims to equip the Stanford community with the knowledge and networks required to undertake significant future work on sustainable finance and investment. It will explore multiple disciplines of sustainable finance, featuring talks by Stanford faculty and guest speakers.