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Tim Hodgson, co-founder of the Thinking Ahead Institute, and Matt Stoughton-Harris discus the task that the investment industry faces in response to climate change.
The Thinking Ahead Institute is a global not-for-profit group whose vision is to mobilise capital for a sustainable future. Its members comprise asset owners, asset managers and other groups motivated to influence the industry for the good of savers worldwide. It has 48 members with combined responsibility for over US$12 trillion and is an outgrowth of Willis Towers Watson Investments’ Thinking Ahead Group.
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Written following the research conducted by the Thinking Ahead Institute’s 1.5°C investing working group. The key objective of this working group is to produce research outputs that can usefully guide investors’ behaviours to ultimately become a driving force in transforming global economy to be compatible with the 1.5°C climate target.