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Greening the markets

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All truth passes through three stages, believed the German philosopher Schopenhauer: first it is ridiculed, then it is violently opposed and lastly it is accepted as being self-evident.The attitudes of business towards environmental risk are somewhere between the second and third stage, says Jerome de Bontin, president of Sustainability Investment, a Paris-based firm that applies sustainability issues to asset management. He points to the launch of 80 new sustainable investment funds in Euro