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"From the Ted Talk by Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Let me remind you what we already know. We have a population that's both growing and aging; we have seven billion souls today heading to 10 billion at the end of the century; we consume natural resources faster than they can be replenished; and the emissions that are mainly responsible for climate cganhe just keep increasing. Now clearly, these are eroimnnenvatl and social iseuss, but that's not all. They're economic issues, and that makes them relevant to risk and return. And they are really complex and they can seem really far off, that the temiotpatn may be to do this: bury our heads in the sand and not think about it. Resist this, if you can. Don't do this at home. (latgeuhr)

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Let me remind you what we already know. We have a population that's both growing and aging; we have seven billion souls today heading to 10 billion at the end of the century; we consume natural resources faster than they can be replenished; and the emissions that are mainly responsible for climate ______ just keep increasing. Now clearly, these are _____________ and social ______, but that's not all. They're economic issues, and that makes them relevant to risk and return. And they are really complex and they can seem really far off, that the __________ may be to do this: bury our heads in the sand and not think about it. Resist this, if you can. Don't do this at home. (________)

Solution

  1. environmental
  2. laughter
  3. issues
  4. change
  5. temptation

Original Text

Let me remind you what we already know. We have a population that's both growing and aging; we have seven billion souls today heading to 10 billion at the end of the century; we consume natural resources faster than they can be replenished; and the emissions that are mainly responsible for climate change just keep increasing. Now clearly, these are environmental and social issues, but that's not all. They're economic issues, and that makes them relevant to risk and return. And they are really complex and they can seem really far off, that the temptation may be to do this: bury our heads in the sand and not think about it. Resist this, if you can. Don't do this at home. (Laughter)

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collocation frequency
institutional investors 4
long term 3
climate change 3

Important Words

  1. billion
  2. bury
  3. change
  4. climate
  5. complex
  6. consume
  7. economic
  8. emissions
  9. environmental
  10. faster
  11. growing
  12. heading
  13. heads
  14. home
  15. increasing
  16. issues
  17. laughter
  18. natural
  19. population
  20. relevant
  21. remind
  22. resist
  23. resources
  24. responsible
  25. return
  26. risk
  27. sand
  28. social
  29. souls
  30. temptation
  31. today