16 Feb '12, 12pm

Gore: ignoring carbon risks repeat of sub-prime mortgage crisis: By Will Nichols Investors who fail to realise t...

Investors who fail to realise the cost of carbon emissions could be making the same mistake as financiers who failed to realise the true value of sub-prime mortgages, according to Al Gore. Writing in a new five-point plan designed to encourage sustainable investment, the former US vice president warns that many investors' assets could see their value slashed if environmental externalities such as a price of carbon are taken into account. FURTHER READING Investors call on European Central Bank to address 'carbon bubble' risk UK carbon market expertise in demand ahead of Aussie trading scheme "So long as their true value is ignored, stranded assets have the potential to trigger significant reductions in the long-term value of not just particular companies but entire sectors," Gore writes alongside David Blood, the former Goldman Sachs executive with whom he co-founded asset ...

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