24 Jul '12, 3pm

Why sustainability is crucial to risk management

Policymakers and financiers seeking to bring equilibrium back to the markets should heed the thinking of financial sustainability advocates, a new report says. Post-financial crisis efforts to shield the economy from volatility must be extended to include emerging sources of instability in the environmental, social, and governance realms if markets are to achieve robust growth and create wealth for all, according to Lenses and Clocks: Financial stability and systemic risks , a joint report released Monday by the UNEP Finance Initiative, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Blended Capital Group. "You cannot have a stable financial system that accounts for classical economic considerations while ignoring climate change, resource depletion, ecosystems destruction and other new and emerging risk," said Paul Clements-Hunt, report co-author and found...

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