Major New Publication Released

11th September 2015:  The publication can be downloaded from this link:

Investors, Climate Risk and Forceful Stewardship: An Agenda for Action

On Twitter, James Bevan, CIO of CCLA says: “Sometimes something really important happens for us all….Forceful stewardship is key.”

Together with a group of over 70 senior professionals from finance and related worlds from across the world, Preventable Surprises considered how investors might be able to do to be a bigger part of the solution via a vis “Big Climate Risk”.

This 134 page report (with a 3 page summary) looks at how Forceful Stewardship might work in practice and where and how they can best be tested today.

This report is targeted at senior investment decision-makers and all those who have influence with these individuals.


“Sometimes doing your best in not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required”.

Winston Churchill



Quote of the week

Governor of Bank of England effectively backs call for low carbon/2C business plans
"The logical starting point is a co-ordinated assessment of what constitutes effective disclosure, by those who understand what is valuable and feasible. One idea is to establish an industry-led group, a Climate Disclosure Task Force, to design and deliver a voluntary standard for disclosure by those companies that produce or emit carbon. Companies would disclose not only what they are emitting today, but how they plan their transition to the net-zero world of the future. The G20 – whose member states account for around 85% of global emissions28 – has a unique ability to make this possible. "
- Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England




Preventable Surprises is about all those corporate and financial blow-ups that really should – and could – have been seen coming. Concerns about BP’s safety record and the accounting practices of Tesco were both in the public domain for years before disaster struck. We are a think-do tank that seeks to prevent, or at least mitigate, corporate and market implosions. Read more



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