Climate-aligned investing in Africa: risk management & portfolio alignment
This event is the first in a series on Climate-aligned investing in Africa run by UNEP FI. A first step towards adaptation to future climate change is reducing vulnerability and exposure to present climate variability. Significant co-benefits, synergies and trade-offs exist between mitigation and adaptation and among different adaptation responses across sectors. Questions investors in Africa must ask themselves are:
– How can investors assess and manage risks associated with climate?
– Can company and industry-level targets be aggregated to provide an indication of portfolio alignment for investors?
– How can different sectors of the economy, such as Energy or Utilities, relate to the transition to a net-zero and climate resilient economy?
– How can investors engage with different sectors of the economy to report on progress to clients, regulators, and other stakeholders?