01 Nov 2021

Signals for Change – A Business Perspective on COP26

Although the climate talks in Glasgow and the final Glasgow Climate Pact have received mixed reviews, COP meetings are no longer just about aspirations, processes and formal decisions. We see a transition to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement with 196 countries having reached a consensus to move forward and some important barriers to progress being removed.

For business and finance, COP26 has brought the risks and opportunities stemming from climate change and climate action into clearer focus. Based on the first-hand insights of our Directors John Sayer and Chong Chan Yau who personally attended the Glasgow conference, this edition picks up some of the most critical signals that companies should address in the boardroom following COP26. These involve future investment choices and business transformation strategies.