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Carbon Risk Assessment in Investing Decision-Making: The Role of Carbon Pricing Policies

Zifei Hu * 1
1 University of Pennsylvania

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Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 67, 94-101
Published 05 January 2024. © 05 January 2024 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Zifei Hu. Carbon Risk Assessment in Investing Decision-Making: The Role of Carbon Pricing Policies. AEMPS (2024) Vol. 67: 94-101. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/67/20241270.

Abstract

This study looks thoroughly into the important relationship between carbon risk assessment and investment decision-making, with a specific emphasis on the consequences of various carbon pricing regimes. Understanding how carbon risk and pricing regulations effect investment portfolios is critical in today’s world, when environmental sustainability and battling climate change are vital. To clarify the topic, the study conducts a thorough assessment of current research, evaluating the several ways in which carbon price influences investment decisions. It also offers light on carbon risk measurement approaches and frameworks, providing critical insights into the complexity of environmental economics. Furthermore, the paper adds empirical case studies to its narrative, offering real-world context to theoretical frameworks and shining light on the actual implications of carbon risks and price on investment strategies. The findings are useful for investors, policymakers, and scholars attempting to navigate the complex environment of sustainable investing in a carbon-constrained society.

Keywords

carbon risk assessment, ESG, carbon pricing policies, responsible investment

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Business and Policy Studies
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-265-7
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-266-4
Published Date
05 January 2024
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/67/20241270
Copyright
05 January 2024
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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