Why Fund Managers Must Take Climate Change Seriously

Fund managers have a duty to engage with the companies they invest in to encourage them to change for the better, but assessing how they do this isn't easy 

Jackie Cook 23 April, 2020 | 12:14AM

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Three months ago, the most significant global threat to humans and the financial system was climate change.

It still is today. But now the World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus a pandemic and governments around the world have responded with unprecedented measures to contain its spread. The human death toll continues to mount and the economic consequences have pushed the world into a recession that the International Monetary Fund expects to be deeper than the one caused by the global financial crisis just over a decade ago.

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Jackie Cook  Jackie Cook is head of sustainability research at Morningstar

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