This week the IPCC presented the summary of its 6th analysis of the science of global warming. You probably would have noticed the tremendous commotion in the media and amongst politicians. No wonder, because the report said the evidence for human-induced warming was “unequivocal” and that its impact was being felt all around the world.
Despite all the bad news, there is still some hope reflected. One of the lead authors, Piers Forster, stated that: “if the world can substantially reduce emissions in the 2020s and get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the temperature can still be limited to 1,5 ℃”. This can only be accomplished if everyone contributes: politicians, citizens, banks, businesses, and investors. Literally, everyone needs to be involved and contribute.
For investors this leaves the question: how sustainable are my investments? Do they contribute to the reduction of emissions or not? A question that seems easier said than done. Even though we are living in an era where everything is monitored and measured, sustainability performance is still hard to measure.
Blended Values offers solutions to measure the sustainability performance of individual companies or entire portfolios. Wondering what the options are? Feel free to reach out and we will discuss your needs.
Read the full IPCC summary on: ipcc.ch