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Title: What do you think about climate finance?

Author(s): Johannes Ströbel and Jeffrey Wurgler

Publication Date: October 2021

Keyword(s): Climate finance, Environment, ESG, Social discounting and SRI

Programme Area(s): Financial Economics

Abstract: We survey 861 finance academics, professionals, and public sector regulators and policy economists about climate finance topics. They identify regulatory risk as the top climate risk to businesses and investors over the next five years, but they view physical risks as the top risk over the next 30 years. By an overwhelming margin, respondents believe that asset prices underestimate climate risks rather than overestimate them. We also tabulate opinions about the correlation between growth and climate change; social discount rates appropriate for projects that mitigate the effects of climate change; most influential forces for reducing climate risks; and, most important research topics.

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Ströbel, J and Wurgler, J. 2021. 'What do you think about climate finance?'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.