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Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development

VBDO study | Exploring investors’ climate adaptation policies and practices – Adapting to global challenges

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Publication: Adapting to global challenges | Exploring investors’ climate adaptation policies and practices

This explorative study focuses on adapting to the physical consequences of climate change. It will describe the causes and consequences of climate change for investors.

Climate change increases the likelihood of extreme weather events, floods, droughts and subsequent mass migration. These effects also impact investors, through their investments in companies, real estate, government bonds and so forth. Investors thus have a vested interest in dealing with climate change, both from a risk and opportunity perspective. Taking into account the physical effects of climate change and the possibilities of adapting to climate change, makes financial sense. Moreover, it is our understanding that social development as well as protecting and restoring nature are currently not prevalent in climate adaptation decision-making.

For these reasons, VBDO explored current investor practices regarding climate adaptation in its exploratory report: Adapting to global challenges | Exploring investors’ climate adaptation policies and practices.

The report has been made available for reading or downloading, by clicking on the download button on this page.