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Examining climate risk over varying time horizons

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The TCFD recommends that organizations identify, assess and manage climate-related risks and opportunities within the context of an organizationwide risk management framework. That includes looking at risk from varying time horizons, such as the short, medium and long terms.

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Implementing net-zero portfolios in practice

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Tilting portfolios toward companies that are low emitters and allocating to those that reduce their carbon emissions over time are among alternatives investors can use in climate-aligned portfolios, according to a report by MSCI ESG Research.

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Highlights from Climate Week NYC 2021

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Investors took center stage at this year's gathering, which featured a focus on their role in driving global greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero, the need for credible decarbonization plans from companies, and hopes for action from COP26.

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The prospect of a shrinking equity universe

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The number of companies aligned with a world that limits temperature rise to 1.5°C could shrink as the reductions needed to reach net-zero emissions grow steeper with each passing year. That could leave investors struggling to find companies to invest in.

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How climate indexes can support a net-zero strategy

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Climate benchmarks can help investors to implement net-zero-aligned strategies in a consistent way, avoid stranded assets, identify green opportunities and encourage portfolio companies to develop climate-resilient business models.

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An analytical framework for a net-zero journey

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Investors can align investment portfolios with the global goal of reducing GHG emissions to net-zero using a framework designed to assess the resiliency of companies to the decarbonization of the economy. This framework covers four dimensions.

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Preparing for action across your organization

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Just as investors focus on climate resiliency among portfolio companies, they also can take meaningful steps to make net-zero part of their own organizations. Such steps may include disclosing their greenhouse gas emissions and mapping out decarbonization targets.

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“Net-Zero Now” is a call to action for capital

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“Net-Zero Now,” a new documentary by MSCI, shows how decarbonizing the global economy will depend on rechanneling capital at a scale needed to transform how the planet produces and consumes energy, and why investors will play a critical role in averting a climate disaster.

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