Podesta to State Treasurers: help steer climate and energy policies

September 18, 2007 at 11:03 am | Posted in CAP, Center for American Progress, Climate change, Podesta, Speeches, States, Treasurers | Leave a comment

Global Warming’s Toll on the Economy

ends with a call to action to combat climate change …

As we have heard today, there are many pathways for action—whether directing investment advisors to evaluate climate change risk in the companies you invest, or choosing to vote your proxies as major institutional shareholders to support climate change resolutions that reduce risk for funds under your care. All are critical.

What we can take away from this conference is that energy independence and tackling climate change are not at odds with our economic and financial goals.  But it will fall on treasurers, fiduciaries, and financial managers to shape and direct the markets created by those policies.

So get in the game early and help steer the direction of those policies.  You have a tremendous opportunity to effect change, I hope you seize it.

 

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