Sustainable investing

COP26: Assessing the investment impacts of global climate policy

The UN’s COP26 climate conference later this year will shape the pace and path of decarbonisation – and consequently influence the climate-linked risks and opportunities investors will face in the years to come.

Apr 9, 2021

43 minutes

The UN’s COP26 climate conference later this year will shape the pace and path of decarbonisation – and consequently influence the climate-linked risks and opportunities investors will face in the years to come.

Therese Niklasson, our Global Head of ESG, joins a panel to discuss the aims of this year’s key climate-policymaking event, and assess what investors can do to manage climate risk and make a positive impact. She also explores how investors can help achieve a just energy transition that leaves no one behind, especially communities where need is greatest.

All investments carry the risk of capital loss. The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise and will be affected by changes in interest rates, currency fluctuations, general market conditions and other political, social and economic developments, as well as by specific matters relating to the assets in which the investment strategy invests. If any currency differs from the investor’s home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Specific risks
Sustainable Strategies: Sustainable, impact or other sustainability-focused portfolios consider specific factors related to their strategies in assessing and selecting investments. As a result, they will exclude certain industries and companies that do not meet their criteria. This may result in their portfolios being substantially different from broader benchmarks or investment universes, which could in turn result in relative investment performance deviating significantly from the performance of the broader market.

Therese Niklasson
Head of Sustainability​

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