In the post-COP twilight with the initial assessment of pass or fail all written, institutional investors are rightly asking where we are up to at the end of 2022. Fiona Reynolds looks at what has changed and what remains the same?
The historical undervaluing of water as a resource, combined with climate change, is impacting communities around the world and posing a systemic risk to investor portfolios, argues Ceres' Brooke Barton, a key figure behind the Valuing Water Finance Initiative.
A recent biodiversity risk analysis at Ilmarinen, Finland’s €60 billion pension insurer, found one third of the companies in its listed equities portfolio have a damaging impact on biodiversity. The study is part of a push to integrate biodiversity into its investment processes.
In a fireside chat at Conexus Financial’s Sustainability in Practice forum, CPP Investments' managing director Derek Walker discussed incorporating climate risk into a total portfolio approach, and making a “pathway agnostic” commitment to net zero carbon emissions.
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