White House insider John Morton on asset owners’ net zero role
24 March 2023
John Morton sits down with Net Zero Investor to discuss what is next for climate policies in the U.S. and beyond, and in particular the role investors, corporates and regulators play in the path to net zero.
Fashion our Future Podcast: The impact of textile production and processing on the environment
23 March 2023 / published on CTV News
Dr. Helen Crowley, Pollination Managing Director and former Head of Sustainable Sourcing and Nature Initiatives at Kering, and M Sanjayan, Chief Executive Officer of Conservation International discuss the different materials used in the industry, their effect on the environment, and why a change in agricultural practices is key to protecting biodiversity in the future.
Pollination Senior Advisor Elizabeth Littlefield named as one of Reuters Impact’s trailblazing women leading the fight against climate change
09 March 2023 / published on CTV News
With so many extraordinary women engaged in the battle against climate change, the biggest task in compiling Reuters Impact’s list of trailblazing women for International Women’s Day was whittling down our long list to only 25. Pollination Senior Advisor is listed as a Trailblazer in Finance.
Can fashion find a way to celebrate nature on the runway — and off?
16 February 2023 / published on CTV News
Animal-inspired themes and animal materials, from wool and leather to fur and exotic skins, have a long history in fashion. However, with the climate and biodiversity crises growing more urgent and fashion facing more pressure to reckon with its role in exacerbating them, the discrepancy between fashion’s external messaging and internal operations may be larger and more consequential than ever.
Considering the pressure on fashion to reduce its impacts, wildlife advocates and biodiversity conservationists say fashion has to recognise that it can’t go on taking inspiration from nature and exploiting it at the same time.
“We need nature, and our economy is embedded in it, but we’re losing it at this incredible rate,” says Helen Crowley, partner at global investment and advisory firm Pollination and former head of sustainable sourcing and nature initiatives at Kering. “It’s time to step up and say, ‘I love nature. I use it in my business, I get value out of it, let me give value back to it.’ That’s not saying I want to put a price on nature. In fact, if brands stepped up with that responsibility, it would enable everyone else to enjoy nature too.”
John E. Morton Rejoins Pollination From Biden Administration to Lead Firm’s Global Advisory Business
01 February 2023 / published on Vogue Business
John E. Morton has rejoined global climate change investment and advisory firm Pollination as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and as Managing Director, Global Head of Advisory. He returns to Pollination after serving for two years as the U.S. Treasury Department and Secretary Janet Yellen’s inaugural Climate Counselor. In this role, he managed and coordinated the Department of Treasury’s historically ambitious climate change strategy and policies.
John’s unique breadth of experience spans the private sector, Government, philanthropy, and multi-lateral development banks. Over the course of his three-decade career, John’s work has focused on expediting the transition to a low carbon economy, and he has been at the forefront of designing and structuring some of the most innovative platforms and investment vehicles to mobilize private capital flows into fast-growing global markets.
Catalysing private sector investment into Natural Capital: The Sustainable Markets Initiative Natural Capital Investment Alliance
22 December 2022 / published on THE AI JOURNAL
In 2022 at the invitation of His Majesty King Charles III, Pollination Founder Tony O’Sullivan was appointed Chair of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) Natural Capital Investment Alliance. Convening 15 members from across the finance community, the Alliance aims to promote and demonstrate the opportunity for private capital investments into natural capital as a new and scalable asset class.