IPE: 2017 review: Climate change action takes centre stage

Investors grapple with climate crisis
2017 review:
Climate change action takes centre stage 

Climate change was high on the agenda in 2017. From policy developments to carbon footprinting, this is some of our top analysis from the last few months.

Al Gore stirs investors to say yes to solving climate crisis 
The investment community can play a key role in avoiding a full-blown crisis as a result of climate change, former vice president Al Gore told a packed auditorium at the IPE annual conference in Prague

Climate risk: Action on demand 
We are winning the battle against tobacco, at least in the developed world. Yet, we are losing the war to keep global warming to less than 2°C.

Carbon footprints: Only so deep 
Stakeholder initiatives and regulation have encouraged the take-up of carbon footprinting, but the practice has limitations as a measure of risk

Comment: Could climate change cause the next financial crisis? 
Paul Fisher, former economist at the Bank of England: “New risks are emerging around climate change that… pose threats to the financial system not unlike those we faced in 2008.”

The climate conundrum 
Considering climate-related risk could lead to fewer carbon-intensive business models

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