Whatever a society can do, it can also finance: financing sustainable development

Suleika Reiners, Dr. Matthias Kroll, World Commerce Review ■ June 2012

20.06.2012 / Suleika Reiners is a Policy Officer and Dr Matthias Kroll is a Researcher for Future Finance at the World Future Council

"There is a big amount of private money waiting for sustainable investment, provided it is lucrative. This is currently the case for few sustainable investment opportunities. However, green investment could be made widely profitable and thus become attractive for private investors. One field-tested tool for this are feed-in tariffs: a targeted subsidy that obliges energy suppliers to buy electricity produced from renewable resources at a fixed price. These guarantees ensure the support of all viable renewable energy technologies and investment security."

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