Payne Institute’s Latest Initiative – Sustainable Finance Lab

The Payne Institute is pleased to introduce our latest initiative, the Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL).  The SFL will seek to promote ideas to mobilize more capital investment in the Energy Transition.  Under the direction of long-time Wall Street research analyst Brad Handler, the SFL will focus initially on encouraging the retirement of carbon emitting assets and on the potential of carbon offset markets. It will also support various Payne/School of Mines initiatives, including CCUS and critical minerals.  In addition, the SFL will be a reference resource. In a section on the SFL web page called Payne Financial Flow, we will frequently post on climate finance topics and metrics. To kick off, you will find comments on ESG debt raise in 2021 and the latest voluntary carbon market size statistics.  February 10, 2022.