Green Finance Outlook 2022, Visa goes into crypto consulting and GreenClimateDAO
- The Green Finance Outlook 2022 looks at the most significant trends in the space as the urgent need to transition towards a low carbon economy is beginning to materialize into action.
- Visa launches crypto consulting services in push for mainstream adoption, GreenClimateDAO wants to unlock the power of the crowd to fight climate change, and more.
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With 2022 around the corner, we take a look at what’s been happening in the Green Finance industry to get an idea of what trends will continue next year, concerns that we should keep in mind, and new market players looking to fill in the gaps. Overall, it’s been a busy year that ends in optimism as the financial world is beginning to take climate action.
See you next year!
Green Finance Outlook 2022: Trends, concerns and new entrants
The green finance market is anticipated to grow significantly in 2022 as the urgent need to transition towards a low carbon economy is beginning to materialize into action.
On one hand, banks are being pressured to ‘clean’ their books and begin divesting from fossil fuels, reorienting their funds towards greener developments.
On the other hand, there are climate-centric companies that have mostly been working under the radar on sustainable technologies and services that have proven profitability, and they are hungry for capital.
The two industries are set to grow closer next year, especially with new fintechs coming in to bridge the gap and pair capital with clean projects.
A new wave of ‘climate fintechs’ is emerging, offering consumer products such as wooden debit cards and carbon footprint trackers, as well as commercial services like ESG management and portfolio optimization for fossil fuel divestment.
So, after a busy 2021 — What trends will continue in 2022?
What we’re reading
PwC: Investors want exec pay tied to ESG goals, give low grades to current company ESG reporting (ESGToday)
10 US asset managers emit 3 billion oil barrels a year (Environmental Finance)
Green new era dawns for crypto with global mining shift (TechCrunch)
Green products and services