Sustainable Finance Is Growing in the World’s Worst-Polluting Country

Thursday, February 21, 2019

By Emily Chasan

Tao Zhang is bullish on sustainability in China—especially when it comes to livestock emissions. The founder of U.S.-China impact investing consortium Dao Ventures has spent much of the past year looking to accelerate investment in more environmentally friendly plant-based or lab-grown meat for Chinese consumers through a new company, Dao Foods.

Climate change activists are worried that China’s increasing appetite for meat is further straining natural resources and causing methane emissions to soar. Yet Zhang and a new crop of impact investors believe that this, and China’s many other environmental and social concerns, can be solved with capital.

Photo courtesy of Global Water Forum.

Source: Bloomberg (link opens in a new window)

Environment, Investing
climate finance, ESG, impact investing, sustainable finance