The parallels between Covid-19 and climate change

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mitigate climate crisis

Michael Baldinger of UBS Asset Management

Michael Baldinger of UBS Asset Management

Climate change is a priority for governments, corporations and citizens globally as well as the world's largest investors.

Investors who are becoming increasingly reluctant to allocate already scarce capital towards businesses which are not taking climate considerations into account.   But since January, our world has been rocked by a different crisis: a global pandemic. Lives and business models have been transformed overnight. So, you may ask, will investors think of climate change as a less urgent challenge in light of Covid-19? No, if anything, the pandemic has reinforced beliefs that climate change is more important than ever. Covid-19 has dramatically highlighted what happens when countries and b...

To continue reading this article...

Join Investment Week

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the investment industry, including the Sustainable Hub covering fund news from the ESG space
  • Get ahead of regulatory and technological changes affecting fund management
  • Important and breaking news stories selected by the editors delivered straight to your inbox each day
  • Weekly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts
  • Be the first to hear about our extensive events schedule and awards programmes

Join now


Already an Investment Week


More on Markets

“Rates are going above 4% - today's number should put to bed any doubters.” - Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors

Further 75 basis points hike 'almost a done deal' as US labour figures beat expectations

More than double predictions

James Baxter-Derrington
clock 05 August 2022 • 2 min read
Investors look away from energy intensive sectors such as chemicals, metals and manufacturing.

'An investor's worst nightmare': Energy rationing spells greater chaos for supply chains

Business confidence falls

clock 05 August 2022 • 5 min read
Lee Robinson, founder and CIO, Altana Weath

Carbon trading: the big long

Time for a different hedge

Lee Robinson
clock 05 August 2022 • 4 min read