Pandemic presents an opportunity to accelerate transition to a low-carbon economy, says Schroders

Whilst politicians could start by aligning stimulus measures with climate goals, there is also the risk that due to the pandemic public balance sheets become more stretched, which could delay the process further. Asset owners, however, could demand more on the policy front to ensure that economic incentives and environmental goals are more closely aligned, says senior client director of Schroders Stockholm office.

Senior Client Director Senait Asgede from Schroders Stockholm office. | Photo: PR Schroders.

It takes patience to engage with companies within the energy sector, but in order to bring about real change, investors should commit to this instead of opting out, says Schroders Senior Client Director Senait Asgede, who works at the Stockholm office.

"We believe that there is a better way to make change by engaging than divestment. Investors should be holding companies to account by actively engaging with them to influence their behavior rather than washing their hands of the situation," Asgede notes.  

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