Fund Managers are always on the lookout for the best returns on their investments. But what if those investments are propping up businesses which are causing profound damage to the planet by contributing to climate change – or are likely to be adversely affected by that climate change?
With COP26 drawing attention to business’ responsibility to reach net zero, investments such as pensions, have emerged as an unexpected opportunity to make a huge impact on carbon footprints. With a growing number of people concerned over their contributions to the climate crisis, investors can encourage businesses to tackle their carbon emissions head by focusing on Environmental, Social & Governance issues.
This will make the companies more resilient and help to protect investors’ earnings and ability to pay pensions and insurance claims.
So, what is standing in the way of wholesale change to greener investments and a healthier planet?