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Car industry divided by race to zero

The car industry is a stark case study in the unstoppable momentum in a race to zero that will leave behind old-school manufacturers. According to champion of COP26, Nigel Topping, Detroit’s car manufacturers risk Armageddon by staying in the fossil fuel industry while European and Chinese.
Sustainability

Finance needs to lift its climate game

A recent survey of CFA Institute members showed finance firms are lagging in how they incorporate climate change into the investment process. Matt Orsagh, senior director, capital markets policy at CFA Institute, details steps that can be taken to improve this.
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Prepare portfolios for tipping point

Political and social systems, like physical landscapes, have non-linear dynamics that suddenly reach tipping points after which there is no going back. Investors should ready their portfolios, urges Professor Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford.
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Nordhaus calls for carbon tax

International negotiations like the Paris Agreement no longer work. The world needs a new framework supporting a carbon tax with both carrots and sticks to encourage participation, says William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University and 2018 Nobel Prize winner in Economics.
Risk

Coronavirus, climate change parallels

The lackadaisical response by the United States to the coronavirus crisis is indicative of broader risk management issues and comparable to the country’s anaemic response to climate change according to risk expert, Bob Litterman.
Sustainability

Investing in the 2020s

Change is on the horizon, and where there is change, there is disruption, Mercer’s global strategic research director advises investors to be clear on timeframes, be prepared for business as unusual and position portfolios for climate change. The next decade is likely to prove more challenging — now is not the time to give up on diversification.
Asset Allocation

Minnesota to expand private markets

A strategic and long-term focus sees the Minnesota State Board of Investment CIO, Mansco Perry, adopt a patient and encouraging approach when it comes to climate change and diversity. The $104 billion fund is also looking to expand its allocation to private markets, and double its internal team.
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