Green Transition Scoreboard August 2011 Update
While mainstream media, economists and general opinion still designate the Green Economy as “emerging” and assume green investments are riskier or provide lower returns than other investments, global investors have quietly and increasingly moved over $2.4 trillion dollars of their assets and investment into the green transition.
The Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) is a time-based, global tracking of this private financial system for sectors investing in green markets. Ethical Markets Media began reporting on the GTS in 2009, tracking private investments and firm commitments in the Green Economy since 2007. This update of the GTS finds that over $2.4 trillion has been invested in the green economy, up from the $2 trillion reported in February 2011.