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Executive Briefings: Climate and Cleantech

Concentrated global analysis, insights and conclusions for climate, renewables and clean energy technologies

The briefings publications provide short and concise analysis leading with conclusions of market trends, implications of policies, and changes in financial flows that draw from the ongoing research across IHS Markit. Clients are able to read the briefings and rapidly capture key implications that have impact on investment decisions, financial flows and new market opportunities.

The executive briefings connect the dots between policy, economics, energy markets and financial outcomes leveraging IHS Markit’s expertise across the entire energy landscape and its analysis on how the energy system is transforming to reduce emissions and the impacts from climate change.

Topics covered in the briefings include:

  • Market and cost trends in clean energy technologies, renewables, and power that influence investment and growth opportunities and risks
  • Climate policies, regulatory changes, and emissions strategies and targets
  • Role of clean technologies and renewables in the larger energy mix over time
  • Financial flows into clean energy

What’s Included

  • More than 100 annual concise executive briefings with charts and graphs in two to four pages, available in PDF and sent via email as well as posted on the IHS Markit Connect service page
  • Selected important news and analysis that provide leading indicators of change
  • Key weekly charts that highlight critical insights
  • Videos of executive interviews related to climate and clean technologies to stay on top of key trends

Who benefits from The Executive Briefings: Climate & Cleantech service?


Quickly digest concentrated analysis, insights and conclusions at a high level on climate, renewables and clean energy technology space.

Strategists & Planners

Understand the implications of changes in climate policy, renewable markets, and technology developments. Assess both risks and opportunities in the short and long term.


Stay informed on climate policy issues and how investors and shareholders perceive their company based on the transformation of the energy system.

Sustainability Professionals

Track developments on climate policy, emissions, clean technology impacting their business directly and indirectly and assess potential opportunities or risks for their companies.


Susan Farrell

Ms. Farrell heads the IHS Markit Energy and Climate Scenarios, which project three different integrated trajectories for oil, gas, coal, wind, solar, nuclear, and other energy sources out to 2050 at a global and key country level. Low emissions outlooks that meet the Paris Climate targets are also included under two different sets of assumptions. These integrated scenarios and low emissions cases provide energy transition outcomes for fuel changes and GHG emissions that include different climate policy, technolgy and cost assumptions. She also directs the Executive Briefings for Energy service, which provides summaries of IHS Markit views across the energy sector and includes Industry Outlook briefings. Ms. Farrell has extensive experience delivering executive and boards of directors presentations discussing the outlook for energy industry drivers, markets, emissions and company strategies. Previously, Ms. Farrell led the global strategy groups of two major energy service sector companies. She lived and worked in Europe for more than 10 years and traveled extensively in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Ms. Farrell holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Brown University and an MBA with a specialization in finance from Boston University, United States.

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