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Vivid Economics is a strategic economics consultancy spanning public policy and support for commercial decision making with a broad, international focus

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The Inevitable Policy Response (IPR) is a landmark project to prepare financial markets for a wave of policy action as governments worldwide are forced to address climate change. Government action to tackle climate change has yet to achieve a fundamental economic shift, but as the realities of climate impacts become increasingly visible, governments will be forced to act more decisively. Yet, financial markets are not adequately pricing in climate-related policy risk.



In December we launched new analysis that shows in detail how the inevitable policy response to climate change will cause re-pricing of many the world’s most valuable companies by 2025. This forecast is based on company level impacts and shows major winners and losers emerging between and within key sectors including energy, automobiles, utilities, minerals, and agriculture.

Our aim is to deliver a reality-check to investors who assume governments will take limited action on climate change, while also providing them with a tool to navigate the complex and evolving policy landscape. We hope this will encourage investors to engage in forward looking risk management – shifting from brown to green asset allocations while advocating and engaging for earlier and more ambitious climate action.

This forecast tool responds to fresh concerns that financial markets are overly reliant on business-as-usual outlooks – such as the International Energy Agency’s Stated Policy Scenario (STEPS) – that assume a limited policy response to climate change. Up to now, a major problem for investors has been a lack of a credible forward-looking alternative for business planning. We hope to fill that gap.


In early 2020 we will release analysis on how the inevitable policy response to climate change will impact other asset-classes.

REGISTER for free to join us at the ‘Climate change: the Inevitable Policy Response & TCFD’ events at the PRI Nordic Forum in Stockholm on 4th February and the PRI Forum London on 12th February.

The sessions will cover the Inevitable Policy Response initiative and the UN Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance. We’ll also discuss TCFD, against which the PRI is moving towards mandatory reporting for signatories, and an area in which the Bank of England has also signalled action.

Upcoming events

Vivid Economics is delighted to be supporting the Department for International Development in the UK-Africa Manufacturing Investment Event, one of the pre-events supporting the UK-Africa Investment Summit.

The UK Government is hosting an event that will provide insight into the growing possibility of manufacturing in Africa. It will take place in London on 14 January 2020. Existing UK-based manufacturers in Africa will explain why and how they operate there. There will also be opportunity to meet African Government representatives and those offering finance and other support for African based activity. This will be a unique opportunity to understand better the opportunity and connect with the organisations that can help make it happen.

We welcome UK investors and businesses with an interest in African manufacturing opportunities to join us and register their interest in attending here: https://tinyurl.com/manufacturing-ais-event

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We serve a wide array of local and national governments, multinational companies, international and non-government organisations, private and public financial institutions

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Adam Molleson (ICED Facility)

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Will McGoldrick (WWF Australia)

The research was undertaken at a level of professionalism that made it credible to our entire audience

Stephen Boucher (European Climate Foundation)

The analysis tells a powerful story and could really be a useful tool in advocating land use change

Harry Bowell (National Trust)

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