May 13, 2020

Putting Climate into Action

Politics, civil society, and regulators are increasingly calling upon investors to do their bit in addressing climate change. In order to assess climate risks, investors can use online tools to answer a wide range of questions, among which are: Is my portfolio aligned with global climate targets? What is my exposure to greenhouse gases?

Am I invested in controversial business practices such as hydraulic fracturing or arctic drilling? In this episode of the ISS ESG ‘Foreword’ series, Dr. Maximilian Horster, Head of Climate Solutions, addresses the role of climate change for investors, including options to act upon climate risks such as divesting from climate-tilted investment strategies or using positive incentive loans to support an asset’s climate transition.


Foreword, ISS ESG’s video 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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