The Unavoidable Opportunity: Investing in the Growing Market for Climate Resilience Solutions

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Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
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Global Adaptation and Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI)

A group of leading financial and philanthropic organizations released an investor report and toolkit highlighting climate resilience solutions as a key growth industry of the 21st century. “The Unavoidable Opportunity” presents a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered framework identifying a universe of over 800 publicly traded companies in the business of resilience along with methods investors can use to find these companies and incorporate climate resilience into investment product design.

The report is authored by GARI, a leader in climate finance, with data and analytics provided in partnership with the MSCI Sustainability Institute and The Lightsmith Group. It was released in conjunction with a new framework for Climate Resilience Investments in Solutions Principles (CRISP) developed by GARI to provide a comprehensive approach to identify relevant companies considering all regions, growth stages, asset classes and sectors.

CRISP aims to provide investors with a framework and set of principles for investing in climate adaptation and resilience solutions. It also provides a non-exhaustive list of practical examples of such solutions per sector as well as details on key concepts and resources. The goal of this framework is to foster investment in adaptation solutions by offering an approach to identifying companies across sectors and geographies that provide technologies, products and services that enable third parties to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from climate events.