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Perspectives on Climate Change

May 2018
Insight from sub-adviser Wellington Management

With an international transition to a lower-carbon economy underway, many teams at Wellington are focused on helping clients understand the potential effects of climate change on their investment portfolios.

  • The 2015 Paris Agreement marked the first truly global accord on the need for a lower-carbon world, and reinforces the importance of various investment implications.
  • Climate change and related policy movements toward a low-carbon future may present an array of near- and long-term risks and opportunities.
  • With the announcement of recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), we expect scenario analysis to become the standard for investors in evaluating companies’ strategies in the face of a changing climate.
  • Climate change considerations are embedded in Wellington's environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) integration process.
  • Potential low-carbon investment opportunities may be found within the electricity, transport, energy efficiency, and water- and resource-management industries.

The views expressed here are those of Wellington Management’s portfolio manager(s) and should not be construed as investment advice. They are based on available information and are subject to change without notice. Portfolio positioning is at the discretion of the individual portfolio management teams; individual portfolio management teams and different sub-advisors may hold different views and may make different investment decisions for different clients or portfolios. This material and/or its contents are current at the time of writing and may not be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part, for any purpose, without the express written consent of Wellington Management or Hartford Funds.


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