Addressing the E in ESG, has become critical, as environmental risks, especially climate change, is already having a significant impact on financial decision-making and in the economy as a whole.
With investors increasingly pressured to demonstrate that they are steering their capital to a low-carbon economy, how can one make sense of the different types of low-carbon funds, key characteristics, portfolio construction biases and client perception? This course introduces sustainable investment– an investment approach intentionally seeking to create both financial return and positive impact on climate stability.
While climate is the best addressed environmental factor so far by governments, businesses and financial institutions, the range of environmental factors that have a material financial impact on investments and loans is broad and far-reaching.
This course also identifies and describes the key environmental factors and external drivers that finance professionals should consider when assessing ESG risks and opportunities.