Too hot to ignore: Capital markets finally combatting climate change

Why environmental risks need to be priced in

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Ben McEwen of Sarasin & Partners
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Ben McEwen of Sarasin & Partners

Ben McEwen, climate change investment analyst at Sarasin & Partners, looks at the five ways climate change is damaging the planet - and the five steps the industry is taking to address the issue.

Ben McEwen, climate change investment analyst at Sarasin & Partners, looks at the five ways climate change is damaging the planet - and the five steps the industry is taking to address the issue. As the global economy ground to a halt, the environment experienced a moment of respite. However, despite the slowdown in greenhouse gas emissions caused by Covid-19, climate change manifestations are set to rise. While societal awareness of combatting global warming is increasing, the willingness of capital markets to address and price these risks appears lacklustre. We are nevertheless b...

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