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BlackRock: climate risk is real for all investors

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Heads turned in the investment world early in September, when BlackRock published a 15 page think piece on ‘Adapting Portfolios to Climate Change’. In fact, it could be a turning point. If the world’s largest asset manager is taking climate change seriously, other mainstream firms, especially in the US, now have little excuse for ignoring it. Ewen Cameron Watt, senior director at the BlackRock Investment Institute, spoke to Jon Hay about why all investors need to be climate-aware.

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