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Véronique Menou on how investors can address climate change in portfolio construction strategies

Ahead of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2020 taking place in Paris on the 10 March, we caught up with Véronique Menou, Executive Director and Head of ESG Indexes EMEA at MSCI, to discuss how investors can address climate change in portfolio construction strategies.

  • 19 February 2020
  • Rachel Cooper

Ahead of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2020 taking place in Paris on the 10 March, we caught up with Véronique Menou, Executive Director and Head of ESG Indexes EMEA at MSCI, to discuss how investors can address climate change in portfolio construction strategies. 

 

Q. What are the key drivers for investors to address climate change?

Climate change is increasingly recognised as a key risk to investors not only in the long term but also in the short term. Companies are already facing both physical impacts such as water shortages and hurricane damage, and transition risks such as growing carbon regulations or reduced fossil fuel demand. In addition, there has been growing pressure for investors to address climate change. Since 2014 and the Montreal Pledge, we have seen various initiatives including regulatory ones like Mandatory reporting in France or the EU Sustainable Action plan pushing for investors to take action on climate.

 

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Véronique Menou will be sharing further insights at the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2020, organised in Partnership with UNEP-FI, to an audience of 400 asset owners, ratings agencies, banks, UN and Government policymakers, investors, development banks, think tanks, and NGOs committed to driving forward the sustainable finance agenda. Find out more here about the event here.