The climate is changing, bringing risks to businesses. Companies are beginning to move beyond thinking of climate as a corporate social responsibility or a regulatory concern. Firms are starting to develop plans to manage climate risk and harness climate opportunities. There is a growing pool of sustainable finance capital being invested in companies that have integrated climate change into their risk management and financial planning.
Investors who develop strategies to navigate this shift and invest in climate-smart companies will succeed. Through internal transparency and by seeking transparency in investments, investors can begin to understand climate’s material risk on their business.
Forward-thinking investors (and the companies they invest in) that have a climate strategy, coupled with strong governance, accountability, and reporting, will get ahead of their competitors. This paper we put together (as formerly Mantle314) will help demystify climate change for the investor community and support decision-useful risk management and reporting.