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“Our hope is in 2021 there will be a vaccine for the pandemic. We know there’s never going to be a vaccine for climate change. We know that it’s just going to accelerate. The fires will grow, the floods will grow, the tornadoes, the droughts, the transition risks. So then the human cost, the economic cost, the financial market cost will grow, because there is no vaccine for climate.”
GUEST: Steven Rothstein, managing director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets
SHOW NOTES: Financial regulators have a key role to play in addressing the systemic risks presented by climate change. Arguably, it’s part of their mandate to safeguard financial markets and the real economy from disruptive shocks.
Like the COVID-19 pandemic, change change has the potential to wreak havoc on asset valuations and economic stability, as well as the lives and livelihoods of millions of people — particularly if these events are poorly managed.
We discuss the steps regulators can take to protect against potentially devastating climate-related impacts in this episode of DITCHED, a Political Climate miniseries on fossil fuels, money flows and the greening of finance. What exactly do those regulatory actions look like? Who is responsible for taking them? What is the upshot for fossil fuels use? And how does this play politically?
Steven Rothstein, managing director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets, explains.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Come on, Barbie! Let’s go…recycle? You read that right; Mattel has introduced a new program called “Mattel PlayBack,” where kids of all ages can send in their old toys to be recycled into new ones. While the pilot program will only be available in the U.S. and Canada, Mattel hopes to have programs […]
by David Kuhn, Lead, Corporate Resilience, World Wildlife Fund A growing number of companies have responded to the climate change threat by championing sustainable solutions like deforestation-free production and clean energy. But as laudable and essential as these efforts are, climate change has progressed to the point where sustainability alone is no longer a sufficient […]
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