Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 3:20 PM - 4:10 PM | The Importance of Climate Risk for Government Bond Investors
Climate change presents a challenge that will impact the global economy on all levels. The scale of extreme weather events, climate change mitigation, adaptation activity and the economic transition to a greener economy are increasingly material factors and will put pressure on fiscal deficits, affecting sovereign debt. However despite the size of the government debt market it is often overlooked as part of investors ESG/Climate Change processes, which have a greater focus on corporates. This stream will discuss how government bond investors can reduce climate risk through index products by optimising exposure to physical risk, transition risk and resilience - performance and ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change.