Edition: June - October 2016
Feature: Putting a price on climate change
The economic implications of climate change are already forcing themselves onto investors’ agendas. In this article we draw on the growing volume of academic work to look at the likely economic cost. Our conclusion is that climate change will reduce productivity and economic activity, while inflation will increase. Effective policy response will require collective action. Shareholders have a role, but effective adjustment requires market based mechanisms, such as carbon pricing and higher insurance premiums.
Investment ideas: The case for small caps in a world of deflation and disruption
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