CFA's Matthews: The climate investor's toolkit

Change is needed

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Lindsey Matthews, chair of CFA UK board
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Lindsey Matthews, chair of CFA UK board

Can the investment industry help solve the problems of climate change? Yes, hopefully. Can investment professionals contribute to this without developing new skills and knowledge? No.

Most people I meet want companies and industries to be at the forefront of tackling climate change, and believe the financial services sector has a huge opportunity to be part of the transition. To get this right, we need to ensure investment professionals have the right skills and knowledge to drive change as well as the right processes to collaborate and share good practices. Progress has been made and much of the investment industry is already integrating climate factors into investment processes. This has been hastened by policymakers and regulators, with investment firms responding ...

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