Climate Change Scenarios - Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation [PDF]
132 pages | © February 2011 IFC | Complimentary
It is widely acknowledged that climate change will have a broad-ranging impact on economies and financial markets over the coming decades. This report analyses the extent of that impact on institutional investment portfolios and identifies a series of pragmatic steps for institutional investors to consider, including allocation to climate-sensitive assets and the adoption of an "early warning" risk management process.
The report is the result of a collaborative endeavor led by Mercer together with 14 global institutional investors, representing around $2 trillion in assets under management. The research was supported by Carbon Trust and IFC in partnership with Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Norway.