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 More ESG coverage © IPE International Publishers Limited, Registered in England, Reg No. 3233596, VAT No. 685 1784 92. Registered Office: 1 Kentish Buildings, 125 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NP To unsubscribe from further emails, please click here.