Climate Change Funds

Climate Change Funds Climate change presents both a risk and an opportunity for investors. Some of the risks include transition risks, which arise with the shift to a low-carbon economy, such as changes in regulation, technology, and consumer behavior. Physical risks often refer to vulnerability in a company’s supply chainContinue…

How water issues are stranding assets?

Water risk factors are already stranding assets throughout the coal, electric utilities, metals & mining, and oil & gas sectors. Water security is no longer a small, plant-level operational issue for companies, but has become a strategic question for senior management. The research – High & Dry : How waterContinue…

OXFORD ZERO CARBON INSTITUTE

The University of Oxford announces the launch of the multi-disciplinary ZERO Institute (Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford) to tackle the challenges of an equitable, secure global zero-carbon energy transition. Oxford launches new multi-disciplinary ZERO Institute Bringing together leading academics from a range of disciplines, the Institute will address the questions surroundingContinue…

continued omission of climate risks in financial reporting

34 members of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) collectively representing over $7.1 trillion in assets have signed letters to 17 of Europe’s largest companies asking why expectations over climate related accounting disclosures have failed to be met. omission of climate risks in financial reporting Sent ahead ofContinue…

Mitigation of Climate Change

In 2010-2019 average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of growth has slowed. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach. However, there is increasing evidence of climate action, said scientistsContinue…

Climate Assessment of the World's Largest Financial Institutions

A comprehensive assessment of the world’s 30 largest listed financial institutions shows a clear disconnect between the concrete short-term targets and actions needed to address the climate emergency and the limited, long-term targets currently being set by the financial sector. This research, is a product of InfluenceMap’s FinanceMap platform, and seeks toContinue…

NGFS' Statement on Nature-Related Financial Risks

The NGFS recently published a “Statement on Nature-related financial risks”, which acknowledges that nature-related risks, including those associated with biodiversity loss, could have significant macroeconomic implications, and that failure to account for, mitigate, and adapt to these implications is a source of risks relevant for financial stability. NGFS’ Statement on Nature-RelatedContinue…

Minsky Moment refers to the onset of a market collapse brought on by the reckless speculative activity that defines an unsustainable bullish period.

LSE and The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment are exploring the case of the Bank of England’s prudential regime through its latest release “Preventing a ‘climate Minsky moment’ : environmental financial risks and prudential exposure limits.“ It is an increasingly accepted reality that the transition toContinue…