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Sponsored forum: Climate change – Where can central banks contribute?

The panel

  • Torsten Ehlers, Senior Economist, Bank for International Settlements
  • Audun Grønn, Special Advisor to the Governor, Norges Bank
  • Timothée Jaulin, Relationship Manager and Head of Supranational Entities Coverage, Amundi
  • Moderator: Victor Mendez-Barreira, Staff writer, Central Banking

The Paris Agreement on climate change has propelled the issue to the top of the agenda for financial institutions and investors – and central banks are no exception. The Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System showed that central banks are owning this issue and that climate change is becoming a part of their mandates.

As a result, central banks are looking again at their policies and practices through an environmental lens. They are actively considering how they can contribute to a carbon-neutral economy. How they behave as investors and standard-bearers for their markets is one aspect. This webinar examines how reserve managers and those responsible for official sector portfolios can tackle the challenges climate change poses in the modern investment paradigm.

Topics discussed include:

  • How and where reserve managers can contribute, and how this impacts traditional concerns of safety liquidity return
  • How investors are reducing exposures to carbon heavy sectors
  • How portfolios can be more resilient to climate change risks
  • What data is needed – and what is available
  • What the official sector can learn from the private sector, and how central banks can explain this to stakeholders and the public
  • A realistic roadmap for change.

 

This feature is part of the Central Banking climate change focus report, published in association with Amundi

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