SIMPOL Project Blog

The real price of austerity

By Hannah Rich (Young Foundation) Until recently, post-crisis discourse and policy on the economy has emphasised the problem of growing national debt. As the then British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said in a speech in January 2015: “When you look at the... read more

A Climate Solution Circle?

Follow Stefano Battiston @zbattiz      Tweet #ThreeShadesOfGreen The article “What’s holding back environmental sustainability?” by Michael Howes (Griffith University) makes a very valid point. I report the key passages below. “What’s going wrong with... read more

Does it pay to be green ?

Green bonds issuers pay a higher premium compared to brown bond issuers at the same level of risk, ­­a new study by Paris School of Economics shows (Karpf and Mandel 2017). This difference in premia suggests there may still be a reluctance of institutional investors... read more