Three Strategies for effective Climate resilient investing:
Multi-peril mandates: Infrastructure, be it property or electricity generation, energy saving technologies such as LED lighting in vertical farms, consider technological advances, however, a broader risk management approach will look beyond natural events and consider the breakdown of social or institutional system. Cost benefit analyses which is multi-dimensional should lead to more resilient outcomes.
‘Green infrastructure’: The greater use of bio-refineries and smart grid systems, with smart metering for both energy and water systems can have a major impact on the robustness of infrastructure. Energy and cost savings, greater efficiencies achieved in energy production are already being realized in many countries which have adopted climate resilient infrastructure in cities in Canada, the US and Brazil to name but a few.
Climate-smart Ag: the primary interface between climate change and agricultural progress resides in agricultural production, but climate perils inevitably impinge upon storage, processing and market access to goods.
Natural resource management, pasture controls and erosion management, post harvesting infrastructure and emergency reserves, are all central to our pre-export financing and infrastructure project assessments. Climate resilient agriculture is a central tenet of our climate resilient investing initiatives.