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Cambridge Econometrics is a Business Reporter client

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Since its founding more than 30 years ago, Cambridge Econometrics has emerged at the forefront of applied economics, helping investors and policymakers navigate an increasingly challenging world.

The impact of climate change on the global economy is likely to be particularly significant and long-term. Clearly, investors are eager to assess risks as well as maximize any potential opportunities that will arise as the world transitions to a zero-carbon world. In response to this demand, the company has developed a climate landscape specifically for the investment community and now serves the world’s largest banks and a wide range of investors. It is no surprise that in both 2020 and 2021, the company’s customers and peers ensured financial TimesList of leading UK management consultants.


The company’s climate landscape has been developed using state-of-the-art models of the global economy, based on a more realistic representation of markets than its competitors. The team can map the scale and distribution of climate-related risks, including:

  • Advances in energy technology that reduce the need for fossil fuels
  • Policy action by governments such as carbon taxes, energy efficiency regulations and renewable subsidies
  • Extreme weather, floods and sea rises

These risks can be mapped over time, broken down by industry sector and geography. The impact of different global temperature paths can also be tested, providing investors with the key economic indicators they need to develop a ‘climate risk-aware’ sustainable investment portfolio. With insights from the Sustainable Investments team, smart investors partnering with Cambridge Econometrics are likely to have a competitive advantage in the market.

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The company’s climate scenarios are aligned with those of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) – in fact, the Cambridge Economics scenarios involve greater granularity by geography and region and a Considering the wide range. of policies, such as carbon prices, subsidies and electric vehicle mandates.

For clients with in-house modeling capability, results can be taken and converted into financial projections. For other companies, Cambridge Econometrics provides a broad level of support in partnership with Ortek Finance.

We can help you build an investment portfolio that is resilient to climate change, find out how Here

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