Can ESG drive a New World Order?

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Arnab Das, Global Market Strategist, EMEA

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Managing shared geo-economic and geopolitical challenges of climate risk in the face of rising domestic pressures. ESG, especially climate risk and the social tensions of inequality and identity, is increasingly a driving force in the geopolitical, economic, financial and technological challenges of our time. Climate risk is arguably the greatest challenge ever to face the world: It requires changing work, business and finance. To reduce climate risk, half the world needs to change a way of life half the world is accustomed to, and that the other half of the world aspires to. Europe has led the way, but now the US is back with a climate agenda and Asia, China, India are taking up the mantle too, though Brazil is holding back. Can climate policy reshape the world economy enough to reduce climate risk without raising too much transition risk for economies and livelihoods? Will climate policies become another dimension of protectionism and worsen the tensions between nations? Or can we achieve domestic and global cooperation? External Speakers: Linda Yeuh, Oxford Fellow, Adjunct Professor at LBS, Visiting Professor at LSE Marianne Nessen, Senior Advisor to the Executive Board of Sveriges Riksbank Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, International Editor of the Hindustan Times and former National Security Advisor Jakob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics and the German Marshall Fund

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