May 13, 2020

How the Pandemic is Reshaping Investor Approaches to Climate Change

Most aspects of “normal” life – including visits with friends and family, the daily commute to school and work, in-person events and conferences – have been put on hold in the wake of COVID-19. Climate change, however, is not one of them. Since the start of extensive temperature data collection in 1880, the 10 hottest years on record have all occurred within the past 15 years. 2019 was the second hottest year on record and 2020 may well follow suit. The data is evident and climate change remains of import to policymakers and investors alike, despite the current global public health crisis. Tune in to the latest episode of the ISS ESG Foreword podcast series as Marija Kramer and Dr. Maximilian Horster examine the impact that widespread lockdowns have thus far had on global climate change and the outlook for investor action on climate change against the backdrop of the global pandemic.

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Foreword, ISS ESG’s podcast series, is designed with one goal in mind: to deliver a precise and succinct view and forecast on all things ESG across the globe. Each episode features experts with deep and long-standing expertise in covering issues of import to those within the ESG industry. Corporate and investment professionals will find the series particularly helpful as our experts discuss ways and means of achieving a greener and more sustainable portfolio while highlighting resources and tools designed to meet challenges faced by ESG practitioners. The Foreword series is also directed at those seeking to stay abreast of the latest global trends and developments in the area of responsible investment, sustainability, impact investing, CSR reporting, ESG disclosures, and more.

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