How did the Paris Agreement change the investment landscape?

The Journey to a 1.5 °C economy

03 Jun 2021

How passive investors can reduce global warming

Marije Groen and Willem Keogh


How passive investors can reduce global warming


Europe has unveiled the ambitious plan to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. This journey to a 1.5 °C economy offers passive investors both opportunities and threats. How can they invest in these challenging and uncertain circumstances? Fondsnieuws talked about climate-conscious passive investing with Willem Keogh, Head Passive and ETF Investment Analytics at UBS Asset Management.

We believe global warming is one of the most significant, but most misunderstood investment risks. At the same time, there is a clear shift in asset owners recognizing the climate-related opportunities attributed to a warmer world.

So what is new since the landmark 2015 UN Climate Change Paris Agreement? In collaboration with Fondsnieuws, we bring you a 20 minute podcast which outlines the latest regulatory steps taken by the EU since the Paris Agreement in order to develop standardization around ESG integration and increase transparency, for example the introduction of Paris-Aligned Benchmarks in 2020, now adopted by all index providers.

Learn how UBS ETF continues to commit to a lower-carbon economy with its core engagement strategy and how we are aligned across our active and passive suite of products to provide investors with a way to reduce global warming, in the new regulatory environment.