Mark Carney & Mike Bloomberg: How to Make a Profit from Defeating Climate Change

Given the right information, investors will deliver the best climate solutions
Dec 15, 2016 8:05 PM ET

Originally posted in the Guardian.

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From rising sea levels to more severe storms and more intense droughts, climate change will present serious risks to, and create major opportunities for, nearly every industry. Citizens, consumers, businesses, governments, and international organisations are all taking action. And entrepreneurs are developing disruptive technologies that will create and destroy value.

The challenge is that investors currently don’t have the information they need to respond to these developments. This must change if financial markets are going to do what they do best: allocate capital to manage risks and seize new opportunities. Without the necessary information, market adjustments to climate change will be incomplete, late and potentially destabilising.

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