Don't just rely on data: Net zero remains an aspiration unless companies act beyond numbers and pledges

Deep Dive into ESG - net zero

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Edwin Whitehead of Redington
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Edwin Whitehead of Redington

The climate debate within the investment industry has evolved enormously over the past few years and a concept gathering pace at the moment is the idea of a net zero investment portfolio.

A net zero investment portfolio is often described as an investment approach whereby the aim is to align with the real-world decarbonisation needed to achieve net zero global emissions by 2050, avoiding the most damaging consequences of climate change in the process. What does delivering a net zero investment portfolio actually entail? While it is an aim I believe all investors should be striving for -unfortunately it is simply not possible at the moment.  The problem is that, at present, there is no accurate way of measuring the true carbon footprint of an investment portfolio. ...

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