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ESG criteria are distorting markets, Small island states and climate risk

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ESG criteria are distorting markets, Small island states and climate risk

Wednesday 17 March 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.11.3

Commentary: ESG criteria are distorting markets and portfolio decisions

By Simon Ogus in Hong Kong

The last 12 months have highlighted the urgency of environmental, social and governance needs around the world, as the climate crisis and the pandemic wreaked havoc. Individuals and institutions are trying their best to adapt to these circumstances. But will investment along ESG themes produce favourable outcomes or will governments seize on the ESG wave to advance their geopolitical aims?

Read the full commentary on the website.


Meeting: Small island states and climate risk: Building a financially stable future

Thursday 25 March, 14:00-15:00 GMT

Small island states are particularly vulnerable to climate change and financial instability. James Daniels, leader of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank’s pilot climate change policy assessments, and Pauline Charazac, adviser on international and institutional relations at the Bank of Mauritius, explore climate impact adaptation and mitigation policies, and strategies and frameworks for small islands to build resilience and attract international finance.

Read the full commentary on the website.

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