COP26: How Fund Managers Can Tackle Climate Change

Morningstar ESG experts Jon Hale and Hortense Bioy set out some concrete proposals for the fund industry ahead of the UN Climate Conference

Jon Hale 29 October, 2021 | 2:47PM Hortense Bioy, CFA
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The upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26, will focus on how the world intends to address the climate crisis. To set the world on the path to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, commitments must be made and action must be taken during this decade, not only by countries and companies, but also by asset managers. With COP26's focus on commitments to net zero solutions set against a backdrop of a near-constant flow of climate-related disasters and changing weather patterns, more investors will want to know how their funds are protecting their investments fromclimate risks and what their funds are doing to accelerate the transition to net zero. Investors of all shapes and sizes will be highly interested in how their funds are responding to the climate crisis.

Here are three concrete steps that fund managers, all asset managers really, can take to address the climate crisis:

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