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Climate Week NYC delivers content and resources for the Finance Program in partnership with Barings.

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The shift to a low carbon economy can spark an economic boost and create millions of jobs which is more important now than ever as countries and cities work to rebuild from the global pandemic. 

The Finance program focuses on financial opportunities to identify and mitigate climate risks as part of a green recovery. It provides a lens to explore initiatives and roadmaps for the public and private financial sector to tackle climate change and discuss sustainable development.

Here are some resources to help you learn more:

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An Introduction to Sustainable Investing

What exactly is sustainable investing? And what's the different between impact investing and ESG investing? Investing in a cleaner and greener planet is the future, but what does this mean in practice? This NerdWallet piece breaks it down.

Climate and Economic Justice Solutions

We are seeing more investments in environmental justice and now, the private sector has a crucial role to play. Greenbiz writes,"It’s about redesigning the way we do business to solve for public good and economic growth at the same time. Products and services should be designed for and with communities. Business models can serve shareholders and stakeholders simultaneously."

Navigating Climate Risk

As the world grapples with the reality of climate change, asset managers like Barings have the opportunity to find potential solutions and the responsibility to help their clients navigate the many associated risks.

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Similar to climate change, the global pandemic has affected the most marginalized and exploited communities. In order to recover, we need to focus on a just economic recovery that is more sustianable and inclusive. 

In this TEDx event, Herry Cho talks about how the finance community is support sustainable development and what more can be done.

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Choosing A Bank

We vote with our dollars and every dollar we spend can go to making the world a better place. Make sure you do your research on what a socially responsible bank looks like before.

Green Jobs and the Green Energy Transition

The Hub Live presents a 90-minute examination of Biden’s jobs and energy vision exploring how the transition can benefit all Americans, why it is so critical to other sectoral transitions, and how to build the level of capacity – both infrastructure and skills – required to deliver a new energy economy. "This event will be available to view on Facebook Watch, a link will be added on the day of the event. "

What's Next in Climate Economics?

Join this Climate Week NYC to learn about how economics has transformed the way we understand and address climate change. The panel will discuss economics advances and related policy changes that could be on the horizon, from more accurately calculating the costs of climate impacts to better serving environmental justice.

 

About Barings

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Barings is a $382+ billion* global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate, and specialist equity markets. With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment.

Barings mobilizes its scale, relationships and influence to advocate for change that contributes to a more sustainable future. The firm is focused on actively engaging and partnering with its clients, the companies in which it invests, its industry peers, and the communities where its employees work and live in order to incentivize and drive lasting change. 

Barings is proud to support Climate Week NYC 2021. Learn more about Barings’ commitment to operational net zero here.