Cambridge Associates has published new research in which the firm argues that all investors would benefit from understanding the risks and opportunities associated with climate justice in order to progress change.
The research discusses how climate change and social inequality are two material and systemic risks facing the global economy and investment portfolios over the coming decades. Market-driven solutions to each issue offer tremendous opportunities for investors. But rather than viewing climate change and social inequality solutions through distinct lenses, investors should approach them via an intersectional lens. This approach involves drawing out the connections between climate change and social inequality and using them to generate actionable investment ideas through an inclusive process.
The piece also outlines the ways in which investors, including those pursuing a path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, can implement an intersectional approach to climate justice in portfolios, both holistically across themes and within each asset class.