July 27, 2021
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Africa Needs Electricity Now More Than Ever, Especially To Keep COVID-19 Vaccines Cold

Solar energy conjures up images of solar panels on rooftops. The depiction is especially true in Africa, where about 600 million people are without reliable access to power — power to keep the lights on and power to keep the COVID-19 vaccine frozen. Africa’s economy has experienced solid growth at an average of 3.7% throughout the continent. Tha...
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ExxonMobil’s Investor Magical Mystery Tour (Waiting To Take You Away!)

My Oxford colleague Professor Colin Mayer and I have written before about the campaign Engine No. 1, a new and small hedge fund, is waging against the oil and gas giant ExxonMobil. The purpose of their campaign is to place four directors on the board who can help the company create a business strategy that is both financially and environmentally su...
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Climate Leaders Are Aligning To Net-Zero: What Does This Commitment Mean?

Net-zero climate commitments are all the rage. Former Bank of England Governor Mark Carney recently led the launch of the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). The UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) announced net-zero commitments from 43 global banks. At President Biden’s climate leaders’ summit, numerous countries were pressed a...
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For FarmWise’s Cofounders, Opportunity Was In The Weeds

Before the sun comes up over the rows of salad greens and cauliflower and other vegetables that blanket California’s farms, operators who have been trained to manage the hulking orange machines known Titan FT-35s load them up from the Salinas hub of Farmwise—a startup that offers robotic weeding as a service—and transport them via tractor-trailer t...
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Tesla Extends Profit Streak On Strong Q1 Sales Of Electric Car–And Pollution Credits

Tesla stayed profitable in the first quarter, posting earnings and revenue figures that topped consensus expectations, helped by the electric-car maker’s robust first-quarter vehicle deliveries and sales of pollution credits to other automakers. The company also said it’s targeting annual growth in deliveries of 50% a year. The Palo Alto, Califor...