Project Title: Exploring Economic Incentives to Combat Climate Change
BASIS Advisor: Ms. Forde
Internship Location: ING Bank
Onsite Mentor: Daniel Shurey
We need to reinforce our commitment to reducing the rate of climate change now. The urgency of our situation cannot be understated. And while the significance of climate change on its own should be reason enough for people to act in ways that combat it, it’s known that people are less likely to support combating what they see as an abstract and far-away problem if it hurts the economy in the short term. And thus, the purpose of this project is to promote solutions to climate change in a pragmatic way. In other words, to promote the idea that fighting climate change can and will bolster the economy. To make fighting it a win for everyone.
Last week I said I would focus on finding specific companies that match the criteria of my research question. However, in the course of doing some of the work for my internship, my priorities have somewhat changed. First, in my proposal, I (perhaps somewhat naively) wanted to avoid practices that used government tax credits/regulations/required emission […]
Challenges/Insight A good chunk of this week for me was devoted to figuring out my role in my “on-site” placement. The department of sustainable finance has recently been quite swamped. Its members are beginning to form a new subsidiary company under ING devoted to promoting sustainable investments to large clients. One interesting disparity did […]
Hello, and welcome to my Senior Project Blog! My project is going to focus on the intersection of two problems that I care about quite a bit: economic downturn and climate change. Essentially, I’m going to look at various new sustainable markets/business practices/technologies/etc to determine their efficacy as an investment, their ability to create jobs […]