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Bank of Finland aims at carbon neutral investment portfolio by 2050

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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Bank of Finland aims to have a carbon neutral investment portfolio by 2050, the central bank said on Tuesday.

The bank said it anticipates climate change to impact its portfolio and will channel cash flows to low-carbon investments.

"By preparing for the various effects of climate change, we reduce transition and tail risks and thus aim for a better return-to-risk ratio for our investments,” board member Tuomas Valimaki said in the statement.

The bank however added that reaching the goal requires active measures by states since a significant portion of their investment portfolio consists of bonds issued by various countries.

(Reporting by Essi Lehto; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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