Category: Finance and Asset Management
The world resources are growing scarce, however, we continue to exploit them with complete disregard. Our works focuses on the sustainable elements when deciding on a Utility Scale PV installations. Generally, Solar Farms, are analyzed exclusively from the financial side, investment banks and lenders tend to look at cash flows, Internal Rate of Returns, Return on Investment, etc. As resources become limited, the need to consider the impact on population and the environment takes an important role, hence the reason for a sustainable financial analysis.
The definition of sustainable financial analysis is any analytical financial platform that integrates society, the environment into the financial decision making. Our research, proposes a series of indexes that allow the process to come full circle with its financial side. These ratios are: Social Return on Investment, Investment Impact, Corporate Sustainability Assessment, Carbon Dioxide Gap Index, Environmental Performance Ratio, etc.
Our research presents the information in a manner that allows the decision maker to select the project based not only on its financial but also on its social and environmental merits, .
Ignacio Smith– Managing Director, SM Solar