Addressing the E in ESG has become critical, as environmental risks, especially climate change, are already having a significant impact on financial decision-making and 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 Net Zero course with a focus on climate finance introduces sustainable investment– an investment approach intentionally seeking to create both financial return and a 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.