How Can Investors Tackle Climate Change?

We are in a race against time to tackle climate change, BMO chairman Jeremy Grantham warns, but investors can still effect change

Jon Hale 28 June, 2018 | 7:15AM

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We are in the “the race of our lives” to stave off the worst effects of climate change, GMO founder and chairman Jeremy Grantham has warned. While greener technologies and renewable energy are helping to decarbonise the global economy, climate change now appears to be happening faster than expected, Grantham said. Thus, it’s a race against time to mitigate the destabilising consequences of global warming.

Against that rather dire backdrop, what should investors do to become more climate-aware and to have an impact on the outcome of "the race of our lives"? Grantham mentioned three things investors can do: divest from fossil fuels, invest in green solutions, and encourage corporate sustainability in the companies they own.

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Jon Hale  Jon Hale is a consultant with Morningstar Institutional Investment Consulting.

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