Tracking Green Investment: Green Transition Scoreboard Gives Insights into Global Trends

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Tracking Green Investment: Green Transition Scoreboard Gives Insights into Global Trends

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Of the $3.6 trillion that has been invested globally by the private sector since July, how much was for #green energy? http://bit.ly/OBoMj7
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 1:30pm

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As of July 2012, $3.6 trillion USD has been invested globally by the private sector since 2007. The Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS), by Ethical Markets, tracks global private investment in the green economy. Investments are tracked in six sectors: Renewable Energy; Green Construction; Green R&D; Smart Grid; Energy Efficiency and Cleantech.

Ethical Markets Global Green R&D Report is a supplement to the Green Transition Scoreboard full report. "Significant investments in Green R&D symbolize that a company has integrated sustainability into its core strategy," reads the supplement report framing the importance of R&D. [1]

Green R&D in Focus
Specifically tracking Green R&D dollars invested, the report provides a breakdown and discussion of Country and Sector data, while naming corporate leaders in various industries. The top three countries for greatest private investment in Green R&D are Germany at number one with over $72 billion (represented by 9 companies), followed by Japan and the United States.

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Meirav Even-Har is a Justmeans staff blogger. She reports on Canadian CSR issues. Meirav is an independent sustainability consultant and writer working in Toronto, Canada.

Keywords: Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | Ethical Markets | GE | GM | Green Energy | Green R&D | Green Transition Scoreboard | Magna International | SSI | Siemens | Smart Grid

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