02 November 2018 / Global
Incorporating climate risk in QE
Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity be generated sustainably. Monetary authorities should lead by example by supporting the transition to lower-carbon economies in their roles as investors. One controversial approach would be for central banks to take climate risks into account in the purchases that form part of their QE programmes.