How can we stop climate change through investment?

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Climate change, Climate change and neo-ecology, New Gen / 31 August, 2021

Andrea Daly Aurenty Journalist

Investors play a very important role in the goal of curbing climate change. Your decision to invest in a socially responsible way can make a difference in many areas, so driving impact investing is vital.

Stopping climate change is one of the greatest challenges of this century. This challenge depends on the contribution of each one of us and our role, big or small, can make a difference. One of the most important characters in this panorama are investors.

The role of investors in the climate change issue is of vital importance. One of the reasons is that they can apply the pressure necessary to apply the changes that will really represent progress in the war against climate change. In addition to this, the path to sustainability will be strongly driven by so-called ‘impact investments’.

What is impact investing?

Impact investments are those that are made in companies specifically selected in order to make a social and environmental impact. This type of investment is presented as a way to join the sustainable movement and promote the changes necessary to achieve the goals proposed in the Paris Agreement.

In the words of Lidia del Pozo, director of Investment Programs in the BBVA Community, “impact investing is advancing and consolidating itself as a key to addressing the great purposes related to sustainability. At a time like the present, in which we are experiencing a climate emergency that affects everyone, this type of asset is even more relevant. Without a doubt, sustainability needs impact investment ”.

With sustainability being a discussed topic in all parts of the world, impact investing can be expected to continue to grow and become one of the first choices for investors.

Climate change and investments

Contributing to curbing climate change through investments is possible. Carefully selecting companies or ventures can be challenging; however, it is a challenge that can lead to both return on investment and satisfaction of making a responsible investment.

For this reason, it is important to have the necessary help to be able to carry out these searches for companies or ventures that combine return on investment with sustainability.

One of the most popular topics in sustainable investments are those that are aimed at decarbonization, and that seek to transform the economy into a green economy.

Invest with impact

The investor has the possibility to create a positive impact with his investments. Good decision making makes a difference and information is the key to deciding.

Strengthening the response to the threat of climate change is and will be one of the most talked about topics in the coming years and BBVA, which is considered the second most sustainable bank in the world, has the right staff to give it extensive knowledge of impact investments to your investors.

The moment is now. Join the sustainable movement by making socially responsible investments with BBVA.