Putting economics to good use

rigorous analysis | practical solutions | positive change

Vivid Economics is a strategic economics consultancy spanning public policy and support for commercial decision making with a broad, international focus

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

Vivid Economics launches Planetrics

December 14th 2020

Vivid Economics is proud to announce the launch of Planetrics Ltd, a Vivid Economics company.

Established as a best-in-class, stand-alone company with a distinct business model, Planetrics helps clients understand their exposure to climate-related risks and use the insights to safeguard their investment portfolios.

Basing on a cutting-edge model, Planetrics offers a full suite of services to banks, insurers, asset owners and asset managers, says Jason Eis, Executive Director:
“The Planetrics spin-off creates a company with a singular focus on providing a world-class solution for the financial sector to integrate climate-related risks and opportunities. This makes its value proposition even more compelling for our existing and future customers as we continue to grow rapidly. Our strength has been to provide customers with the services they need to succeed as climate change redefines our economy: risk management, asset allocation, product development, regulatory reporting and stress testing. The Planetrics team is excited to drive forward their world-class solution.”

To learn more about the model, visit Planetrics’ website here.


Recent events

Industrial decarbonisation: The role of gas for a green economic recovery

The decarbonisation of industrial clusters is of critical importance to the UK’s ambitions of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. The UK Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) aims to establish the world’s first net-zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040 and at least one low-carbon cluster by 2030. Decarbonisation is also critical for a green economic recovery, as the country emerges from the current crisis caused by COVID-19.

Professor Maroto-Valer discussed the role of gas as an enabler of the energy transition and decarbonisation of industrial sectors.

The lecture was chaired by Dr Adam Hawkes and Professor Nigel Brandon including live Q&A.

Date: 10 December 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT)

The Inevitable Policy Response to climate change 

17-18 November 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the capacity of governments worldwide to take drastic action in the face of a crisis. As the realities of climate change become increasingly apparent, it is inevitable that governments will be forced to act more decisively on this issue too.

This session will update investors on the Inevitable Policy Response forecast, and explain how climate scenarios can be used in both risk analysis and engagement with companies.

Our Executive Director Jason Eis spoke at the PRI’s Digital Forum: Americas, running from 17-18 November.

Register: https://www.pridigitalforumamericas.org/

Greenness of Stimulus Index

Over the past months the world has witnessed unprecedented government financial interventions in response to COVID-19. Governments have rightly put people first and focussed on the immediate implications of the crisis. But analysis by Vivid Economics concludes that announced stimulus to date will have a net negative environmental impact in 16 of the G20 countries and economies. As a result, the vast majority of the money going to business in the short term could be risking future environmental sustainability.

The coronavirus shows us that our fate is inextricably linked to that of the natural world. Governments might be inadvertently creating conditions which make things worse when they have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure short-term emergency measures lead to a better more resilient future.

Read the Case study
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

Locals, whose houses were left inundated, wade through knee-deep floodwater in Kurigram <strong>Dhaka Tribune</strong>

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 

Delivering for our clients – Discover our latest case studies

We serve a wide array of local and national governments, multinational companies, international and non-government organisations, private and public financial institutions

Follow us on Twitter!

One week until our graduate recruitment closes! Apply here to help us put economics to good use! Join the Vivid Economics team - https://t.co/Bwhm0sEXfc

Our graduate recruitment closes in two weeks, so if you are considering applying to join our London, Washington and Amsterdam offices, apply here: https://t.co/K3Dr0bRc0X

The team were responsive, flexible and able to turn around detailed materials in a short time period

Adam Molleson (ICED Facility)

I have found Vivid very professional and the quality of work really impressive

Will McGoldrick (WWF Australia)

The research was undertaken at a level of professionalism that made it credible to our entire audience

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

Gleice Lima (Global Canopy Programme)

Knowledgeable and friendly team to work with

Nick Oakes (Global Canopy Programme)

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

Kristian GjerlØv-Juel (Danske Commodities A/S)

Discover our global reach