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In the green

Financial markets can align with our climate goals

By Rhian-Mari Thomas  

Making finance green will be crucial to encourage and develop a net-zero economy © Photo by Riccardo Bresciani from Pexels

The Covid-19 crisis has tragically demonstrated that health, economic well-being and the environment are inextricably connected. As we look beyond the pandemic, we have an unprecedented opportunity to build an inclusive, net zero and resilient economy.

Governments globally have already announced $13 trillion of stimulus packages as an immediate response. However, according to the Greenness of Stimulus Index, the UK is one of only six G20 countries to date to have a stimulus package with a net positive contribution to the environment. As longer term recovery measures are put in place worldwide, we must not miss this once-in-a-generation…

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