While the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine will be at the forefront of the meeting of the leaders of the World Economic Forum, climate change is also part of the agenda.

They range from addressing “environmental apprehension” to helping debt-laden countries finance the transition to renewable energy.

Several committees will struggle with an investment approach that takes into account the environment, with other key factors included.

Known by the acronym ESG, it has grown into a force with trillions of dollars invested in companies that meet certain requirements.

For individual investors, right up to companies and government agencies involved in analyzing how companies operate, disclosure and public statements are of utmost importance.

They can form the basis for assessing the emissions, ecological impacts and financial risks associated with climate change.

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is an international non-governmental and lobbying organisation based in Cologny, canton of Geneva, Switzerland. (wikipedia)

John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is an American attorney, politician and diplomat who is the first United States special presidential envoy for climate. A member of the Forbes family and the Democratic Party, (wikipedia)

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