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Climate change affects the value of investments

The changes resulting from climate change represent new risks and opportunities for investors. In practice, this means that the efforts of companies and states to control climate change will have a gradual impact on the return and risk development of the Church Pension Fund’s investment operations. Climate change work is an integral part of risk management within the Church Pension Fund's investment operations. The key task of the Church Pension Fund is to ensure the payment of pensions to Church employees, now and in the future.

The financial impacts of climate change on global markets and sectors are multidimensional and vary along with the different global warming scenarios. The risks induced by climate change are especially critical in sectors with high greenhouse gas emissions, such as utilities, basic industries and energy production. The climate impacts are significant also in the agriculture and forestry sectors as well.