With chaos and tumult defining the news lately, it’s inevitable that major changes will impact the socially responsible investment industry in 2018.
The current system is too lenient and ambiguous. Terms such as “bioplastic” or “recyclable” can create confusion or worse, allow for greenwashing.
China’s ban could push countries to tackle wasteful, disposable lifestyles at source.
Over time, Climate-Related Financial Disclosure will create a ‘race to the top’ as laggards follow the nimble.
Several high-profile legal cases over responsibility for the effects of climate change will be fought out in courtrooms this year.