Carbon Risks for the Swiss Financial Centre 2017-12-18T09:03:58+01:00

Project Description

Carbon Risks for the Swiss Financial Market

CSSP and South Pole Group commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), analyses indirect greenhouse gas emissions linked to the Swiss equity fund market. The report outlines risks and costs involved in equity investments should stricter carbon pricing and regulations be put in place.

Recently, more and more investors, researchers, governments and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are realising that investments in companies that produce a high amount of CO2 or promote fossil energies are fraught with risk. The harder we strive to meet the so-called 2-degree climate target, which was set by the international community as the critical climate policy target value based on the scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the greater the potential losses for investors.