New Voices for the New Challenges: The Journal of Environmental Investing
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The JEI is back with groundbreaking research on environmental investing and the risks associated with climate change.

CHICAGO - illiNews -- The young Greta Thunberg and her cohorts are the brave voice of urgency, simultaneously encouraging the scientific community and reproaching their elders for resistance to tackling the threats of climate change. But where—or who—is the voice of the millennial generation in this global miasma?

In seeking answers to this question, the Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI) (http://www.thejei.com) and its guest editor, Dr. A. Stanley Meiburg, Director of Graduate Studies in Sustainability, Wake Forest University, found a wealth of new research by young scholars in environmental investing and its related concept of sustainable investing. "We were interested in exploring the concerns of millennial-age students about how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors might play into their investment decisions. The intent in seeking their perspectives was to promote the voice of those who will reap the future benefits of such investments—and conversely, suffer the consequences of poor investment choices," explained Meiburg.

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This issue of the JEI showcases those voices and covers such topics as water, quantitative modeling of greenhouse gas emissions, and ESG risk factors and tail hedging. Founder of the JEI, Angelo Calvello, declared, "Fortunately, a growing number of young scholars and practitioners have emerged and are actively ignoring the U.S. leadership's profligate attitude. They are undertaking original scholarship that provides knowledge and tools to help investors make better decisions. The authors of this issue's articles are certainly among the leaders of their generation."

Elaborating further, Meiburg noted that "The research covers a wide range of topics: analysis of investment risk posed by water shortages or a changing climate; opportunities for investing in unconventional places ("blue carbon" resources); means for improving estimates of factors such as corporate greenhouse gas emissions; and identification of which sustainability-related factors are likely to be of greatest relevance in driving investment portfolio risks and returns. These topics reflect a heightened awareness of environmental factors as a context for investment decisions."

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"Still," Meiburg concludes, "the articles reflect that cost, price, risk, opportunities, market efficiency, and return on investment are as relevant to millennial researchers as they are to earlier generations. This is consistent with principles of sustainability. Economic factors are joined with social and environmental ones in any sustainable enterprise, and all three must be considered together."

The Journal of Environmental Investing (JEI) is an interdisciplinary, open-access publication featuring critical, vetted information relating to the current environmental investing imperative.

To read full articles and experts' comments visit http://www.thejei.com/jei-vol-9-no-1-2019/ (http://www.thejei.com/jei-vol-9-no-1-2019/). (The JEI is always available for free! Be sure to subscribe.)

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