The parallels between Covid-19 and climate change

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

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Michael Baldinger of UBS Asset Management
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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...

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