Donald Trump’s victory in the US election has tempered the optimism surrounding the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change. But the president-elect may find it politically and economically difficult to reverse the country’s low-carbon transition, says Stephanie Maier.
Palm oil development is one of the leading drivers of global deforestation, which took a heavy toll on South East Asia in 2015. Consumer brands and investors are exerting influence on companies to decouple production from further social and environmental degradation.
As global policymakers discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, investors should consider how so-called ‘transition risk’ impacts their portfolios, says Stephanie Maier.