Questions and Answers for Investors on Climate Risk provides explanations and additional resources for the following questions:
- What studies can I reference to show that climate change is a reality and is caused by human activity?
- How does climate change create risk for the companies in which we invest?
- Why address climate risk over other environmental risks?
- How does the U.S. compare with other major countries on regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? How do these regulations create climate risk in a portfolio?
- Are there U.S. states which have passed laws requiring a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions? How do these regulations create climate risk in a portfolio?
- What is the time horizon that investors should be concerned about related to investments?
- Are companies required to disclose climate risk in their financial reports?
- What is the difference between screening in, screening out, and rebalancing for climate risk in a portfolio?
- In what capacity has financial research assessed climate risk?
- Is assessing climate risk a fiduciary responsibility?
- Are the macroeconomic effects of reducing GHG emissions harmful to the U.S. economy and jobs?
- What types of initiatives are investors pursuing on the issue of climate change risk?
- As an investor, where do I start to learn about climate risk?
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