Policy and Regulation

Less than a fifth of listed companies’ climate targets align with 1.5C goal, says MSCI

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17 per cent of listed companies’ climate targets match the Paris goal of limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5C. (Photo: DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images)

Research shows most public companies have weak climate targets and points to the greater presence of high-polluting industries among listed businesses compared to their privately held counterparts.

Almost half of listed companies around the world have now set climate goals but less than a fifth of these businesses’ targets meet ...

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