Resources on climate change and the financial system

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In the face of the climate crisis, there is now a need to evaluate how climate change affects the assets of the parties involved in mergers and acquisitions.

This video by Mark Shackleton provides a great overview of the challenges posed in this context. He explores the significance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, decarbonisation and stock exchange indices, Taskforce on Climate-related Finance Disclosures reporting, concepts of trust and social licence, insurability of risks, where investment and divestment is taking place across investment, green-ness, greenwashing, and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) strategies. Many thanks to Spring Week Summit for sharing the video.

You can also download a handout to accompany the video (see below).

Climate change and the financial system (PDF 135 KB)

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Climate change and Mergers & Acquisitions impact

Professor Mark Shackleton delivered this keynote at Spring Week Summit (30 Mar - 1 Apr 2022). The event is a European recruiting fair - co-organised by Lancaster University Management School, M&A Review and EMERGERS, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and private equity, initiated to stimulate exchange between future employees and potential employers.

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