Climate change, Covid19 and the importance of Sustainable Investing

Richard Peers, Founder, Responsible Risk, and Hannah Wallace, FinextraTV, discuss the goals behind SustainableFinance.Live and how we should think of climate risk as investment risk, the complex building blocks that make up our sprouting green economies and the importance of using technology and better quality data to achieve our sustainable goals. Richard runs through the challenges within the so…

How the Coronavirus is affecting climate change

Coronavirus has already begun to reshape the environment in dramatic ways, from decreased air pollution to animals roaming city streets.

But how will COVID-19 affect the future of our response to climate change, and what has it taught us about how to fight a global crisis?

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COVID-19 and climate change: prospects for a green recovery

In this webinar the speakers examine the multifaceted prospects and the business case for green recovery for governments and the private sector, including options for carbon taxes, cap and trade, and socialised forms of recovery. With the projected second wave of COVID-19 already impacting most of the world, will nations and multilateral financial institutions consider the intersection of COVID recovery and climate security in economic relief packages and long-term adjustments in their economic and development models? Will goals set with the Paris agreement be pushed aside to deal with the most immediate crisis? Can the current financial climate produce greater opportunities for investment in infrastructure and green technology?

Sustainable Investing and Global Climate Change | The New School

Sustainable Investing and Global Climate Change

Our country and planet stand at a crossroads. How do we strengthen our global economy while addressing climate change? The Socially Responsible Investing world is rapidly transforming into a Sustainable Investing industry at the heart of the emerging green economy movement. World leaders will soon meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to finalize an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions, continue addressing climate change, and begin a massive transformation towards a sustainable and equitable future. How can we work together to create a sustainable and equitable recovery?

– Michael Lent, Chief Investment Officer of Veris Wealth Partner, Sustainable Investing
Financial Consulting & Planning Firm.
– Cary Krosinsky, Vice President of Trucost, Environmental Investment Research Firm,
and Author of “Sustainable Investing: the Art of Long-Term Performance” (2008).
– Jerome Tagger, Chief Operating Officer of United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing
(UNPRI), Global Investor Network.

This event is from The New School’s Net Impact Chapter.
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Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall. 11/09/2009 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

How coronavirus will impact sustainable investing, global politics and health | FT

FT writers Gillian Tett, Gideon Rachman and Clive Cookson answer your questions about the impact of Covid-19 on sustainable investing, geopolitics, and public health. Read more at: See if you get the FT for free as a student ( or start a £1 trial:

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