Impact Investing Institute CEO Gordon: We are only at the beginning of the devastating impact of the pandemic

Investors, individuals and MPs must 'shoulder responsibility'

James Baxter-Derrington
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Sarah Gordon of the Impact Investing Institute
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Sarah Gordon of the Impact Investing Institute

The coronavirus pandemic has changed life across the globe but the "devastating impact" it has wreaked on the UK and global economies is just beginning, according to Impact Investing Institute CEO Sarah Gordon, who argued that "all government policy and all public and private sector investment must be directed at a green and just recovery".

Gordon outlined two reasons for this: "One, because otherwise we are not going to get to net zero in time, and two, the imperative of social renewal in the wake of the pandemic." Europe 'turns a corner' on sustainable investment as 45% of assets employ ESG strategies Last week (17 November), Boris Johnson announced his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, which Gordon described as "incredibly positive" because it addressed both of these issues and marked a change in tone from a Prime Minister "who has not traditionally framed his discussions around the economy...

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