CDC Emerging Economies Climate Report 2021
“Is climate change affecting our business? You bet it is.”
– Radha Basu, CEO, iMerit, India
Climate change has the power to push 100 million people back into poverty in just over ten years, and it will hit countries in Africa and South Asia the hardest.
As an investor in businesses and funds in these countries, we wanted to get a clearer understanding of how private sector leaders in Africa and South Asia see climate change. So, we carried out a survey of senior management at businesses and investment funds in our portfolio operating across these regions. We asked questions on how climate affects their firms today, how it is influencing their future plans, and what they need from international investors – such as CDC – as well as the broader international community, as the countries they work in transition to net zero and resilient economies.
Published to coincide with COP26, you can read our findings in the Emerging Economies Climate Report.