Michael Mainelli and Jan-Peter Onstwedder (eds)
Z/Yen Group and City of London Corporation, (September 2007), 80 pages
The London Accord
The London Accord first started in 2005 when an informal group of researchers, financial services organisations and investors led by Professor Michael Mainelli came together to discuss how investment research expertise could help inform policy-makers on issues such as climate change.
In 2007, the London Accord released the first "open source" research resource both online and with a CD. Reports set out the context for investments in climate change solutions, analysed individual opportunities and discussed the implications for the construction of investment portfolios.
The project’s sponsors, The City of London Corporation, BP plc, the Z/Yen Group, Forum for the Future and Gresham College hope this 2007 publication has encouraged investors and policy makers to engage meaningfully in reducing the risk of climate change and continues to do so. The sponsors are grateful to research contributors who have shared their efforts.