Climate crisis investors putting money towards sustainable future


Mike Rasnic sits on the front porch of his home which is surrounded by floodwater on March 22, 2019 in Craig, Missouri.

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The risks of climate change are already impacting investors, with increasingly frequent climate disasters like wildfires, drought, flooding and heatwaves threatening business operations and properties across the world.

Many investors are now choosing to funnel their money into investments that address climate change risk, and asset managers are rushing to meet the demand.

Investors last year put $20.6 billion into funds focused on environmental, social and governance — or ESG — issues, according to Morningstar data, almost quadruple the record…


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