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Having worked in the investment fund industry for more than two decades, let me start with a disclaimer: I strongly believe that sustainability is a must-have, not a nice-to-have. Money is a means, not an end. Ruining the basis of our existence to create money can never ever be called sensible.
OK, now we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at the urgent need we have for regulation if we still want to successfully turn the tide on sustainable finance and combat dangerous climate change.
Thankfully, politicians seem to have recognised the necessity for regulation on climate; a mere 24 years after the Kyoto Protocol.
The time that has been squandered since then is now, it seems, to be made up for with an avalanche of activity.
The prime example of this is the EU’s huge sustainable finance push. The work do…