Stanley Fink, CEO, Man Group plc
Managing risk is a primary aspect of my business, as it is
for nearly all executives in the hedge fund and alternative
investments industry. Having experience in this area is an
extremely useful background for assessing the climate change
issues facing our planet. After all, climate change can be
viewed and analysed as a matter of risks taken and risks
I strongly believe that climate change is the most important
challenge, or risk, facing the world at present. Over the past
few years, I have been privileged to have had access to some of
the world's leading minds working on climate change issues.
These experts have produced convincing evidence that the
climatic changes affecting our planet will almost inevitably
have serious consequences for the world's populations.
The basic data is, by now, quite familiar. Scientists have
shown that for the roughly 400,000 years...