Climate Change Moves From Risk to Reward

Climate Change Moves From Risk to Reward

By Mary L Schapiro
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Currently, $12 trillion in assets in the U.S. goes to sustainable investment -- a 38% increase in just two years. That’s progress, but there’s more to do, writes Mary Schapiro, @bloomberg Vice Chair for Global Public Policy. #SustainableFinanceWeek

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:25pm

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Sustainable Finance

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Financial players and their investors have much to gain from the shift toward greater sustainability. These investments offer a dual benefit: they lower emissions, speeding the transition to a low-carbon economy, and they can make (or save) money. People are increasingly aware of the first two pillars of sustainable investing -- risk identification and transparency. Now we need to inform them about the third: the need to drive capital toward sustainable opportunities, both at home and internationally.

To achieve that goal, major financial institutions have joined together in the U.S. Alliance for Sustainable Finance under Bloomberg’s leadership. Its members will provide the resources and expertise to identify and streamline existing climate-finance initiatives and, ultimately, help drive more capital to sustainable investments.

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