J for Just transition – A-Z of impact investing

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... Just transition – refers to the idea that the transition to a net-zero and sustainable economy should be fair and equitable for all stakeholders. For investors, this means taking into account the social impact of their investments alongside the environmental impact. For example, a renewable energy project could provide training and employment to displaced coal miners. 

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A for Additionality
B for Blended finance 
C for Concessionary 
D for Double materiality 
E for ESG
F for Fiduciary duty
 for Green bonds
H for Hydrogen
I for Intentionality
K for Key performance indicators
L for Low carbon 
M for Measurement
N for Natural capital
O for Outcomes 
P for Paris Agreement
Q for Qualitative Impact Assessment Protocol
R for Responsible investment
S for Sustainable development goals
T for Triple bottom line
U for Underserved communities
V for Vocational training
W for Water access
X for Xeriscaping
Y for Youth empowerment 
Z for Zero-waste strategy