Climate change

Climate disclosure – what does this year’s ExxonMobil resolution tell us?

Examining climate disclosure through an in-depth look at the upcoming ExxonMobil climate disclosure resolution.

Long walk to below 2 degrees – reflections on COP22

Canny investors recognise the need to understand climate risk and protect investments.

Within 2 degrees: Where will the stranded assets be?

A study by Christophe McGlade and Paul Ekins demonstrates that in order to limit global warming to 2oC above pre-industrial levels, a third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 8o% of coal reserves should remain unused until at least 2050.

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RI Quarterly vol. 9: Investing in a low-carbon world

To understand an issue as complex and important as redirecting the global economy to avoid dangerous climate change, the numbers matter.

How policy makers can make sustainable energy projects bankable

Christopher Kaminker of the OECD has identified barriers to institutional investors filling the financing gap in sustainable energy investing, outlining recommendations to policy makers on how these barriers can be mitigated.

Are investment consultants' reputations the next stranded assets

A paper from Ben Caldecott and Dane Rook lays out why investment consultants are not having a bigger influence on the uptake of green investment practices by asset owners.

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Decarbonised indexes can help hedge climate risk

Mats Andersson, Patrick Bolton and Frédéric Samama demonstrate that a decarbonised index offers long-term, passive investors a way to hedge climate change risk without sacrificing financial returns.

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Climate risk: the unhedgeable half

A Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) report shows that up to half of the losses from shifting market sentiment to climate change can be offset through asset allocation, but that the remaining half is unhedgeable at the investor level, leaving investors exposed unless system-wide action is taken.