Investors lack confidence around COP26 outcomes

Ninety One's Planetary Pulse survey

Pedro Gonçalves
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The debate on whether COP26 was a success or a failure persists | Credit: COP26

The debate on whether COP26 was a success or a failure persists | Credit: COP26

Over half (57%) of investors do not believe the deals and pledges signed at COP26 are enough to put the world on the unified goal of tackling climate change, according to a survey by asset manager Ninety One.

The survey of more than 5,000 investors across five markets, including the UK, Italy, Germany, South Africa and the US, revealed that COP26 did not have much effect on investors as expected. Only 58% of all investors said they took an interest in COP26. The global climate summit was considered the last chance to put the world on track to meet its climate ambitions but ended with a pact that was neither a triumph nor a train wreck. Over 57% of those surveyed felt that COP26 delivered enough to spark a global alignment on tackling climate change. Just 21% of investors felt alignment wil...

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