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Balancing a low carbon economy with energy security

Employers 07.29.2022 1 MIN

Geopolitical tensions, supply chain disruptions and rising inflation have led to renewed focus on energy security as the world transitions to a lower-carbon economy. In this episode of Exchanges at Goldman SachsJohn Goldstein, head of the Sustainable Finance Group, and Kara Mangone, global head of climate strategy, discuss how governments, companies and investors are weighing their energy futures. 

Key Takeaways

  • As the transition to a low-carbon economy moves from a periphery concern to a core business discussion, it highlights more complex issues
  • Investing in being more efficient with human and physical capital tends to be good for business in the long term
  • Goldman Sachs’ 2021 Sustainability Report digs into the firm’s activities and progress in the last year


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