Update on key sustainability initiatives

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We highlight progress on key sustainability initiatives: interim targets for our net-zero commitment, inclusion of location data in climate disclosures and expanding our compliance with SFDR.

Applying climate research to impact investing

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Climate research increasingly informs impact investing. For example, solutions that help prevent or alleviate water shortages will likely attract more investor attention and trigger significant capital spending. Our impact portfolio managers describe how research from our Climate Research Team has helped them identify impact investing opportunities.

Using climate science to uncover investment opportunities

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Investors are increasingly aware of the risks posed by climate change, but perhaps less so of the unexpected opportunities that climate science can help uncover.

Has climate transition risk been priced into equities?

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The recent runup of some “green” equities has investors questioning whether climate transition risks have been priced in. But the lack of Scope 3 emissions data and wide variation in the quality of companies’ climate transition plans leave gaping inefficiencies that active investors can still exploit.

Building climate resilience within a strategic asset allocation framework

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Driving volatility and dispersion, climate change could have lasting effects on the risk and return profile of a strategic asset allocation plan. We suggest allocators factor climate change into their structural planning today, and we propose a climate-aware allocation framework to help them do so.

Global credit: what to do about rising capital costs for carbon emitters

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With the trend toward wider credit spreads for high carbon emitters likely to intensify, we believe avoiding issuers and industries with uncompensated ESG risks should benefit performance.

FUTURE THEMES | SUSTAINABILITY

Causes and effects of climate migration: five essential insights

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Climate-driven migration will have important social, economic and geopolitical consequences. What experiences will drive people to leave their home? Which regions are at risk of disruption? Our Future Themes research team explores this complicated issue, including potential investment implications.

Could drought in Taiwan collapse the technology supply chain?

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While rainfall in Taiwan would not normally make financial headlines, the island’s exposure to climate risk, current severe water shortage, and reliance of its large semiconductor industry on water have the global business and investment community on alert.

Translating climate science into informed investment decisions

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In this replay, Director of Climate Research Chris Goolgasian and President and Executive Director of Woodwell Climate Research Center Phil Duffy join a panel of experts to discuss the latest climate science advancements and how investors are incorporating this data into their investment decisions.

China unplugged: investing in the world’s largest decarbonisation effort

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China has pledged to target peak emissions by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2060. This massive environmental initiative could affect almost every production, consumptionChina has pledged to target peak emissions by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2060. This massive environmental initiative could affect almost every production, consumption and investment decision for the next several decades. We provide a high-level look at how China will approach the path to net zero and what investors should be watching. and investment decision for the next several decades. We provide a high-level look at how China will approach the path to net zero and what investors should be watching.