Climate change in a post-pandemic world
Climate change has become a defining factor for companies’ long-term prospects. When millions of people took to the streets to demand action on climate change, many of them emphasized the significant and lasting impact that it will have on economic growth and prosperity – a risk that markets to date have been slower to reflect. But awareness is rapidly changing, and I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance. The evidence on climate risk is compelling investors to reassess core assumptions about modern finance.
Will cities, for example, be able to afford their infrastructure needs as climate risk reshapes the market for municipal bonds? What will happen to the 30-year mortgage – a key building block of finance – if lenders can’t estimate the impact of climate risk over such a long timeline, and if there is no viable market for flood or fire insurance in impacted areas? What happens to inflation, and in turn interest rates, if the cost of food climbs from drought and flooding? How can we model economic growth if emerging markets see their productivity decline due to extreme heat and other climate impacts?
Investors are increasingly reckoning with these questions and recognizing that climate risk is investment risk. Over time, companies and countries that do not respond to stakeholders and address sustainability risks will encounter growing skepticism from the markets, and in turn, a higher cost of capital. Companies and countries that champion transparency and demonstrate their responsiveness to stakeholders, by contrast, will attract investment more effectively, including higher-quality, more patient capital.
Continuous innovative technology will help combating the changes that are happening to the ecosystem.
Shift to green tech
Ultimately, green tech enables people to reverse the negative effects of human activities on the ecosystem. Organisations, governments, and communities should make significant and continuous efforts to shift to green technologies and implement them on larger scales. In this way, more people can use green tech due to easy access, resulting in a significant impact to the environment in the long run.
With our «Green-tech-Innovation-Center» and the «Green-tech-science-Academy» we use a form well positioned to encourage activities that for reasons of market, systems and orientation failure, would otherwise not have happened.
Nauka World Education Innovation Community has a policy for the management and exploitation of Intellectual Property (IP), tailored to the specific needs of its thematic area, and aligned with its business model.
With our scientists and engineers, we can offer complementary competences to support students and clients from the generation of an idea through laboratory and pilot stages all the way to market-ready sustainable and safer substances, ingredients, and products. We also support customers in the optimisation of existing solutions at all steps of product and process development.
Innovations are typically based on industrial biotechnology, molecular biology techniques, metabolic engineering, culture of plant cell lines and microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, fungi, microalgae), anaerobic digestion, biocatalysis, green chemistry and product formulation.