Impact investing aims to identify businesses and organisations pursuing purpose-led activities serving the needs of the global economy and environment. A thematic approach to impact investing seeks to identify opportunities created by pressing issues that can be identified as megatrends – including climate change, access to water and pandemics.
A Calpers investment director and the former CIO of GPIF said policymakers should mandate disclosures and establish carbon emission targets, to embed climate change in investing.
As institutional investors begin to grapple with the risks of water scarcity amid a time of climate change, they will need help in evaluating their portfolio's exposure.
Simple-to-use tools that can reduce business travel have long been available. The coronavirus is forcing us now to use them, and the climate could benefit.
Water scarcity is emerging as a major climate challenge for institutional investors. While most attention is on the coronavirus impact, this stands to be a big longer-term concern.
Australia's huge bushfires underline how climate change can exacerbate environmental problems. Yet many asset owners haven't grappled with this impact on their portfolios.