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Philipp Krüger – University of Geneva – Brown Bag Series
19 February 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Importance of Climate Risks for Institutional Investors
According to our survey regarding climate-risk perceptions, institutional investors believe these risks have financial implications for their portfolio firms and that the risks have already begun to materialize, particularly regulatory risks. Many of the investors, especially the long-term, larger and ESG-oriented investors, consider risk management and engagement, rather than divestment, to be the better approach for addressing climate risks. Although the investors believe that some equity valuations do not fully reflect climate risks, their perceived overvaluations are not large. In addition, a widespread view exists that climate-risk disclosure needs improvement.