Climate change risks and opportunities for trustees and family offices

Marc Laine, founder, ESI Monitor, 15/03/2021

In a world struggling to emerge from the global pandemic, international governments are pinning their collective economic hopes on a green-led economic recovery. Sustainability remains high on the world’s agenda for 2021; with the US re-signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change and COP26 coming up later this year in Glasgow.

The pressure on businesses to act sustainably is growing all the time, with longer-term taxes, and penalties for companies, citizens, and nations that fail to act. As former Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, said in 2020, “companies that don’t adapt will go bankrupt without question”.


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