Just Transition

Investor Expectations on the Just Transition: Publicly Traded Utilities
Wood D, Brunsting V. Investor Expectations on the Just Transition: Publicly Traded Energy. Working Paper.Abstract
The just transition poses a set of particular concerns for responsible investors. In research conducted by the Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI), and through engagement with the investment community via the IRI and the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), the authors identify sector-specific guidance, laying out investor expectations of corporations on the just transition.

The Just Transition

As the world begins its much needed transition from high-carbon to low-carbon economies, investors will have to take a holistic view. The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has been working with investors on the carbon performance of their portfolios and assisting them to engage with the companies they invest in, particularly the world’s largest emitters of carbon dioxide, on their transition plans. We also need to look beyond these physical environmental issues and consider the social aspects: what is called the ‘just transition’.

~ Fiona Reynolds, CEO,...

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