The climate has never been better for green economy investment but what headwinds remain?

Institutional investors are more willing to make large allocations to the fast-growing green economy, but challenges around identifying appropriate investments and a continuing focus on risk rather than opportunity are hindering progress, according to leading investors and advisers.

“We’ve started forecasting the expected returns you might get from green infrastructure versus high-carbon infrastructure, or climate solutions equities versus standard equities,” Craig Mackenzie, head of strategic asset allocation at Aberdeen Standard Investments, told a London Stock Exchange Group/Principles for Responsible Investment webinar on investing in the green economy. The webinar was the third in the series focusing on investor action on climate change ahead of the major COP26 Climate Conference that the UK hosts in 2021.

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