5 Nov 2017

Why is climate change ignored by finance journals?

From Sunday Morning, 11:35 am on 5 November 2017
Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey

Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey Photo: University of Otago magazine

While climate change is a hot topic globally, it seems leading international finance journals are mostly silent on the subject. Despite the economic and business impacts of climate change, there's very little being written about sectors affected by it - for example, listed companies at risk. An article by Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey from the accountancy and finance department at the University of Otago, called Stranded Research, has attracted international attention for its revelation that finance journals have published so little climate-change research.