Lawmakers, regulatory and other policymakers around the world are increasingly taking steps that are intended to speed the adoption of sustainable investing and the transition to a low-carbon economy. The changes have been a long time coming, and many are moving at the slow pace typical of most major policy adjustments. But experts are encouraged by the shifts, which they say have the potential to spark dramatic positive improvements. Asset owners and managers are starting to embrace the changes as well.
“A movement is building, with more and more capital market leaders calling for action from our financial regulators by the day,” CERES president and CEO Mindy Lubber says in a recent Barron’s op-ed. “It’s time our financial regulatory agencies listen to this increasing number of calls for action, learn from them and then act.”