Bank of England warns climate risks to become 'persistent drag' on profitability

James Murray
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Bank of England warns climate risks to become 'persistent drag' on profitability

A top HSBC executive may have downplayed the threat posed by climate risks, but the Bank of England's latest stress test exercise suggests financial firms' profits would be hit. The timing may be entirely coincidental, but it makes it hard not to interpret it as a direct riposte. Just days after HSBC Asset Management's head of responsible investment Stuart Kirk offered a blistering critique of regulatory efforts to enhance the financial sector's climate risk management - "the amount of wor...

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