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Has greenwashing become a weapon of mass destruction?

Finance professor at Edhec says without carbon scoring, talk of sustainability is just more marketing hot air
Has greenwashing become a weapon of mass destruction?
  • Only 12 per cent of climate investing strategies are based on carbon intensity
  • Energy prices spike adds to transition challenge and the need for transparency

Despite all the noise, the engagement efforts of asset managers has had no effect on greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade. That’s one damning finding in research by Gianfranco Gianfrate, professor of finance at Edhec-Risk Institute, who has described greenwashing in the investment industry as a “weapon of mass destruction”.

88 per cent of climate investing strategies aren’t driven by carbon intensity

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