About | Contributor | Fergus Nelson

Fergus Nelson

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment at UTS. I’m particularly interested in biodiversity, renewable energy and emerging sustainable technologies.


I have a vested interest in sustainable finance and became an Altiorem volunteer to gain invaluable insights and to be at the front of a relatively new yet increasingly important field. I am the Treasurer of the Sustainability Alliance of Students and Staff (SASS) at University of Technology Sydney.


Tracking the transition

This report examines the impact of China’s coal-fired power companies, and their inaction in responding to climate change. The report presents China’s six largest listed power companies and their associated CO2 emissions, as well as recommendations for investors to act on.

Banking on climate chaos: Fossil fuel finance report 2021

This report examines fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest commercial and investment banks, identifying the key firms responsible for the increase in fossil fuel financing between 2016 and 2020. Investment into specific fossil fuel sources and each bank's commitment to 'net-zero by 2050' is explored.

A market review of nature-based solutions: An emerging institutional asset class

20 May 2021
This report presents a global review of nature-based solutions (NbS), identifying and analysing 88 existing NbS investments between 2002 to 2021. The report identifies common trends of existing investments, both opportunities and barriers to NbS investments and suggests recommendations to institutional investors and policymakers.

New nature economy report II: The future of nature and business

18 July 2020
This report provides an applicable agenda for businesses to contribute to the development of practical roadmaps that address the most important drivers of nature loss and build a nature-positive future. It is the second part of a three-part New Nature Economy Report series.


What's the TNFD?

7 September 2022

The Task Force on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) provides a framework for organisations to report and act on evolving nature-related risks and opportunities, thus supporting a shift in global financial flows away from nature-negative outcomes and toward nature-positive outcomes. This article provides an update on the development of the TNFD and explains why it matters to investors.