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Vivid Economics becomes part of McKinsey & Company

We are excited to announce that as of March 4, 2021 Vivid Economics and Planetrics are now part of McKinsey & Company.

Read more about the acquisition and how we’ll work with McKinsey in ‘putting economics to good use’, helping clients respond to critical structural changes facing their organisations, such as the urgent implications of climate change and the transition to net-zero carbon emissions: https://www.mckinsey.com/about-us/new-at-mckinsey-blog

A note to our valued clients: We will continue to provide our high-quality support to all existing client relationships and to our projects with you. Client teams and service levels will remain the same. If you have any questions please contact Laure Gravier. We look forward to sharing more about this exciting development soon.

Fund Nature, Fund the Future

New Vivid Economics research shows how the EU’s recovery plans are missing a triple win opportunity for nature, climate and the economy

This analysis was presented and discussed with the EU Commission, the EU Parliament, the G20 Italian Presidency and various private sector and civil society experts during a multi-stakeholder dialogue convened by the Green and Nature Positive Recovery Partnership, on the 9th of June.

To learn more about it, click here

For more information, contact:

Jeffrey Beyer, Vivid Economics and Lucy Almond, Nature4Climate

Dasgupta Review: Vivid Economics in collaboration with the Natural History Museum finds delayed action doubles costs

Today HM Treasury launched the Dasgupta Review, an independent global review on the Economics of Biodiversity. The Review sets out the economic case that our economy is embedded in nature and that a sustainable future requires a change in economic policy. Vivid Economics in collaboration with the Natural History Museum contributed to this Review, finding that action to protect nature now is far cheaper and avoids higher costs than a delayed response. A delay of 10 years would more than double the social cost of intervention, from 8% to 17% of current global GDP.

To learn more about it, click here 

Our response to COVID-19

At Vivid Economics, we are supporting our clients through all the challenges they face.
Discover how we help our clients anticipate the short-term impacts and design rebound trajectories for COVID-19 here

Upcoming event

The Role of Carbon Markets in Tackling Aviation Emissions


Date: Wednesday 9 June 2021
Location: Zoom
Start time: 2:00 EDT – 3:30 PM CET

In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization adopted the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to limit the climate impact of inter-national air travel and ensure carbon neutral growth from 2020. The EU has integrated avi-ation into its own ETS. But are these efforts enough to tackle the growth in emissions from aviation? How can market-based instruments contribute further? These and other ques-tions will be addressed in this webinar, which is part of the ETS for Policy Practitioners webinar series hosted by ICAP with support from the European Commission.

This webinar will be held in English.

Organiser: International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP)

A webinar series hosted by ICAP.

Dr. Lambert Schneider, Oko-Institut

Juan Carlos Arredondo, Engagement Manager, Vivid Economics
Pedro Piris-Cabezas, Environmental Defense Fund

Register for the event, here

Discussion Panel

Climate Scenario Pathways for China Net Zero 2060

Presentation on Carbon Neutrality Pathway/Technical Climate Scenarios with Q&A

Date: April 27th – 29th 2021
Location: Zoom
Start time: 09:00 BST

Our Director Thomas Kansy will be speaking at the China Carbon Neutrality Week on the 28th of April at 09:00 BST, which discusses the policy and regulatory developments and responsible investment practices needed to achieve carbon neutrality in China.

This conference is intended for investors, regulators, policymakers, and industry stakeholders interested in learning about policy reforms to achieve carbon neutrality in China, as well as investment practices needed to support it, including transition strategies, risk management, disclosure and stewardship.

Since President Xi Jinping announced at the UN General Assembly in September 2020 that China will target carbon neutrality by 2060, low-carbon transition has become the central feature of China’s planning and development strategy. Investors are increasingly both supportive of policy action to reach net zero and ready to collaborate with policymakers to design and implement policies that drive responsible capital into the green economy. In this context, it is important for all stakeholders to identify and develop the policies and responsible investment practices needed to make it happen.

This conference will be held with Chinese and English simultaneous interpretation.

Organiser: The PRI

Register for the event, here

Greenness of Stimulus Index

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have injected $17.2 trillion of public stimulus money into the global economy. This sixth and final edition of the Greenness of Stimulus shows that stimulus has a net negative environmental impact in 20 of the 30 countries analysed. Of the $4.8 trillion flowing into environmentally intensive sectors, only $1.8 trillion is considered ‘green’. When looking at the impact of stimulus upon nature, the outcomes are even worse.

Coronavirus shows us that our fate is inextricably linked with the nature world. Governments must use public money to strengthen our climate response and enhance nature. Assessment tools like the GSI can be used to help governments understand the impacts of their spending, and to help civil society hold governments to account on their pledges to build back better.”

Read the Case study
Greenness of Stimulus Press Release
Read the Green Labour note
Visit the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative website (F4B) to find out more about our work
We were recently featured on The Guardian. Read the report here

New parametric insurance product to be developed for emergency flood relief costs in Bangladesh

Vivid Economics and a consortium of partners have received funding from the UK Space Agency to design a parametric insurance product for emergency flood relief costs in Bangladesh. The project aims to make post-disaster response faster, cheaper, and more efficient. To achieve these goals, we will develop a meso-level parametric insurance product which rapidly disburses funding for disaster relief and recovery to the government based on real time updates of satellite imagery on flood events. We will also develop a budget allocation platform to provide guidance on where and for what purpose relief and recovery funding should be allocated.

To learn more about it, click here 

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Will McGoldrick (WWF Australia)

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Stephen Boucher (European Climate Foundation)

The analysis tells a powerful story and could really be a useful tool in advocating land use change

Harry Bowell (National Trust)

Vivid had valuable input on current practices and market behaviour

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Knowledgeable and friendly team to work with

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I find the working relationship one of the highlights of working with Vivid Economics

Oliver Knight (ESMAP World Bank)

Vivid were extremely hands on and matched the demands of the situation

Kashmala Kakahkhel & Charlotte Finsbury (Climate and Development Knowledge Network)

Vivid were extremely responsive to our requests

Owen Pascoe (Australian Energy Market Commission)

Vivid have good availability and react well to feedback on work they have completed

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