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Trillion-dollar investor says hitting climate goals will cost less “than we had feared”

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  • Perhaps as more entities with as much at stake financially announce their calculations of how the cost of inaction will substantially outpace the price of Paris, even politicians in the US will see the light.

  • When a trillion-dollar investor says it's stepping up on shareholder activism, it's hard for any company to ignore the call for climate action.

  • Our research shows that over 70% of people expect business to lead on societal change rather than waiting for governments to regulate. LGIM is doing the right thing here and I expect it’s customers will reward it.

  • Common sense financial modelling supporting the goals and targets of the Paris Climate Agreement. Climate Denialists, let's call them Climenialists, a ridiculous made up word befitting their assessment of the climate science, will call this story fake news. I say Greta will win the Nobel Peace Prize

    Common sense financial modelling supporting the goals and targets of the Paris Climate Agreement. Climate Denialists, let's call them Climenialists, a ridiculous made up word befitting their assessment of the climate science, will call this story fake news. I say Greta will win the Nobel Peace Prize and the rest of the world will fall in line to save the world because rainforest deforestation, species dessamation, food chain dismantling and uncontrollable sea-level rise leaves us living in a world that we don't recognise, we aren't prepared for and does not offer the variety of survival pathways that our species is accustomed to having. That's not a recipe for long term generational success, sometimes called life.

  • The bigger truth to takeaway from this article is the reality that in pursuing the climate change action envisioned - however any specific party may qualify that - requires significant co ordinated effort from the market and private sector.

    This is not a reality some in the progressive left at their

    The bigger truth to takeaway from this article is the reality that in pursuing the climate change action envisioned - however any specific party may qualify that - requires significant co ordinated effort from the market and private sector.

    This is not a reality some in the progressive left at their core wish to embrace. However the fact is that in order to take sweeping action on climate change to the extent it may require, the private sector needs to be a dedicated player. As opposed to creating policy that wholly dictates to them.

  • Of course 8t will costess than expected. With a modicum of effort we are already natuarwly moving towards climate change goals. With advances in tech and sci that will have use outside of the ecology, the synergetic affect of capitalism, I bet, will be a profitable venture.

  • Let’s get to work.

  • Wonder how they calculated the 0.5% of global GDP cost.

  • Nice! An investors analysis. I’d listen.