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Most of World's Largest Investors Taking Climate Risk Action

  • More than half of the 500 largest asset owners invest greener
  • Laggards include North American and Middle Eastern funds
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Most of the world’s largest asset owners have gotten the message that climate change poses a risk to their portfolios and are pivoting toward greener investments.

Funds worth $27 trillion that comprise 60 percent of the world’s biggest investors are considering climate change when making investment decisions, according to the Asset Owners Disclosure Project. Funds listing climate as an investment criteria rose 18 percent from last year.