Why MSCI’s Sylvain Vanston says climate action is now everyone’s business

A major report released recently by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that further delay in global action to drive greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero “will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable future.”

The warning was the second of two alarms sounded recently by the IPCC, which concluded in a report published last September that climate change is a scientific certainty. And that it’s caused by humans. 

With its focus on the impacts of a warming world on nature and people, the report highlights the reality that every asset will be affected by climate change, and sooner than some investors may want to think, says Sylvain Vanston, MSCI’s head of climate change investment research, who recently spoke with MSCI Communications about some of the takeaways.

You can now read the full whitepaper at the link below