Climate action: It's business, not morality

Incentive is now clear

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Will Goodhart, chief executive, CFA UK

Will Goodhart, chief executive, CFA UK

The moral imperative to act on climate change isn’t new. Since the 1970s, climate research has warned of the impact global warming could have on the planet and called for coordinated action to address it.

 Almost five decades later, as COP26 takes place in Glasgow, the demand for meaningful action to address the climate crisis is intense. The anticipation ahead of COP26 was greater than it has been before previous meetings. This is partly driven by awareness campaigns from activists like Greta Thunberg, but also the increasingly visible impact of climate change in the form of wildfires, irregular weather patterns, floods and drought. As a result, the world's political leaders are being called upon by media, scientists and campaigners to act with a sense of moral urgency. But after half...

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