Climate Change, ESG, and What Should Investors Do?
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How businesses, households, governments, asset managers, and investors interact in unpredictable ways to address the risks and opportunities related to climate change and other global trends. Why ESG investing goes beyond just buying an ESG fund or ETF.

Topics covered include:

  • What are incentives, constraints, opportunities, and risks faced by businesses, households, governments, asset managers, and investors when deciding what to do.
  • What is ESG and sustainable investing
  • What are the different levels of sustainable investing practiced by investors and asset managers
  • How investors can benefit from emerging technologies to combat climate change

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Show Notes

The Beauty of Everyday Things by Soetsu Yanagi (affiliate link)

Darmstadt Definition of Sustainable Investments by Johannes Hoffmann, Gerhard Scherhorn, Timo Busch (eds.)—Wuppertal Institute

FACT SHEET: President Biden Sets 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target Aimed at Creating Good-Paying Union Jobs and Securing U.S. Leadership on Clean Energy Technologies, APRIL 22, 2021—The White House

CDP Climate Charity

Drawdown Framework—Project Drawdown

‘I Will Get Very Serious About ESG — But Not Yet,’ Allocators Claim by Amy Whyte—Institutional Investor

How Sensitive are Optimal Fully Renewable Power Systems to Technology Cost Uncertainty? by Behrang Shirizadeh, Quentin Perrier, and Philippe Quirion

Techno-optimism, behaviour change and planetary boundaries by Adair Turner—Keele World Affairs Lectures on Sustainability

Activate Your Money: Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World 1st Edition by Janine Firpo (affiliate link)

Making Sense Podcast 244 - Food, Climate, and Pandemic Risk—Sam Harris

Why Invest in Disruptive Innovation?—Ark Invest

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