climate change

17 October, 2018

Regulators make climate demands of financial services

It’s little more than a week since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chang...
Drax power station, carbon emissions, coal

7 June, 2018

Why serious investors demand more than just climate disclosure

In 2014, when I first started engaging pension funds on the issue of climate change, a worrying number would respond that they could not take savers’ “ethical concerns” into account. Not only a ...
power station, climate change

8 February, 2018

Investors’ fiduciary duty should ‘require’ attention to climate change

The UK's investment regulation should be reformed so that fiduciary duties for investors include a consideration of climate change and ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues. The call co...
climate change, climate risk

15 January, 2018

MPs ask if voluntary climate-risk reporting recommendations are enough

An influential committee of MPs will this week begin an inquiry which will include whether climate-change-risk disclosure recommendations made by an international task force should be mandatory. Th...
Larry Fink, BlackRock

21 March, 2017

Climate risk a key issue for 2017, says BlackRock

BlackRock, the world's largest investor, has said that climate risk will be a key issue for engagement in 2017. The investor's statement also offers an early sign that it expects directors to hee...