IMF warns investors: You’re not ready for climate change

by Laura Millan Lombrana and Eric Martin, Bloomberg Green


  • A new report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says investors worldwide are underestimating the financial risks from climate change, and companies need to start disclosing their exposure
  • Asset prices currently fail to reflect the risk of extreme weather events that may cost $1 trillion annually starting in 2050
  • The cost of climate disasters such as wildfires, flooding, and storms has also spiked, rising above $120 billion annually from $22 billion in the 1980s
  • Sustainable Investing has spiked and these funds hold a large percentage of equity shares globally
  • Equity investors struggle with focusing on long-term challenges, such as climate change, as they traditionally analyze short term effects 

Fossil fuel divestment and the transition to 100% clean energy is a major step towards achieving the Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California Platform.

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