Road to COP26: The investment impact on climate change

Industry has 'power and willingness' to drive change

Pedro Gonçalves
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Asset managers’ greatest impact on climate change comes via the greenhouse gases emitted by their investment holdings.
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Asset managers’ greatest impact on climate change comes via the greenhouse gases emitted by their investment holdings.

As investors continue to connect their desire for a better planet with their investment decisions, fund managers say there is a lot financiers can do about climate change, but governments need to act too.

The financial industry has responded to the looming planetary crisis by creating a $35trn ESG market. And money keeps pouring in. The Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) estimates that total climate-related...

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