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Turning down the heat:

Our approach to managing carbon risk in investment portfolios

Home / Perspectives / Turning down the heat: Our approach to managing carbon risk in investment portfolios

01 December 2015
Responsible Investing

turningdowntheheat“We need to create the right outcomes from our investment decisions”

Foreword – Saker Nusseibeh CEO of Hermes Investment Management

Carbon risk is becoming ever-more important to investors. The current economic model is leading to a world that will exceed warming of 2°C and breaches the guidelines we, as a society, have set for ourselves. There is very strong evidence indicating it is too late to stop this.

As CEO of Hermes, it is my responsibility to ensure that people retire well 30 years from now. It is crucial that we create the right outcomes from our investment decisions – and the right outcomes on a 30-year time horizon are those that mitigate risk, including carbon risk. In just 20 years, if circumstances don’t change, we will already be approaching dangerous levels of warming.

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