At the Economist’s fourth annual Investing for Impact summit, our CEO, Stan Dupré, will be among the moderators for the panel, “A Warming World: Climate Change Investing.”
A coalition of 39 central banks, representing about half the global economy and including the central banks of England, China, Canada, Japan and the European Union has convened a working group to study the effects of climate change on financial markets. Analysts warn that many companies are still lagging in accounting for all of the plausible financial risks from global warming. Are we underestimating the price tag on harsher weather and higher seas? What role should governments play in embedding climate-change data into financial decision-making? What would a low-carbon financial system look like? What counts as a climate-friendly investment strategy? In this panel, we examine how investors can successfully harness the opportunities of climate change, while mitigating the risk.