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Tackling climate change presents huge economic opportunities

January 14th, 2013 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

During the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) from 13 to 17 January 2013, energy and finance leaders met to discuss ways to encourage greater private sector investment in renewable energy and low-carbon, climate friendly projects as a tactic to mitigate climate change and diversify the global energy mix. Leaders focused on the growing opportunities for […]

KPMG’s Global summit urges reduction in short term focus in favour of long term sustainability

February 17th, 2012 by KPMG

According to recommendations released from KPMG’s “Business Perspective on Sustainable Growth: Preparing for Rio+20” global summit, policymakers and the business community should ramp up collaboration and demonstrate renewed leadership in order to achieve sustainable and equitable growth objectives. Summit attendees agreed to the recommendations as part of the meeting’s goal of providing business input to […]

Study led by Mercer determines that continued delay in climate change policy action could cost institutional investors trillions of dollars

February 17th, 2011 by Mercer

On 15 February 2011 Mercer’s Responsible Investment (RI) team launched “Climate Change Scenarios – Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation” which finds that: Climate change could contribute as much as 10% to portfolio risk over the next 20 years Investors could benefit from increased allocation to infrastructure, real estate, private equity, agriculture land, timberland and sustainable […]