The national Swiss radio station SRF 4 picked up the study "Climate friendly investment strategies and performance" that South Pole Group conducted together with its partner CSSP on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).
"We concluded that climate-friendly strategies would have resulted in higher returns in ten cases out of eleven", says Silvia Ruprecht-Martignoli, project manager at the Climate Policy Section of the FOEN. While these strategies are mostly riskier, they are also more rewarding for investors.
Climate impacts such as flooding, heat waves and droughts can affect both assets and value chains. Insurance experts are warning that a 4°C world would not be insurable anymore. According to the FOEN, investors are encouraged to act and align their business activities with risks and opportunities associated with climate change. "We expect that voluntary measures are sufficient. Research, such as the presented study, can contribute to reducing research costs for investors", concludes Silvia Ruprecht-Martignoli.
Listen to the podcast and read the full article here.
An executive summary (in English) and the full study (in German) can be accessed here.