10 Aug '17, 10am

5 key areas to jumpstart climate-smart investment

Just ask the investors: Businesses in emerging markets no longer can afford to ignore the risks posed by the changing climate to their bottom lines. Climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we do business, marked by increasingly frequent and severe weather events, new regulations and changing consumer preferences. Increasingly, companies and their investors seek opportunities to transition to and invest in climate-smart portfolios. By all accounts, engaging the private sector in climate-smart investments will be a cornerstone to growing climate business. In many sectors they already play a large role, supplying nearly a third of global investment in research and development of new renewable energy technologies, or $2.5 billion in 2016 alone. Scaling these technologies up to meet targets set in the Paris climate agreement, however, will require trillions more in...

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