Ninety One study: Investors ready to support net zero regardless of returns

Second edition of the Planetary Pulse survey

Pedro Gonçalves
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Investors lack confidence in their knowledge of what net zero means
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Investors lack confidence in their knowledge of what net zero means

Nine out of ten investors believe that reducing carbon emissions should be encouraged, according to a study from Ninety One, with about a third (32%) stating they are happy for their money to be used to reduce carbon emissions regardless of the financial return.

The study also revealed that half the investors surveyed believed that asset managers should use their influence as shareholders of carbon-heavy companies to help facilitate the reduction in carbon emissions.    "We believe in sustainability with substance.  However, there is an incontrovertible and sobering fact about the drive to net zero -any effort that does not work for the world's 7.9 billion people, will fail everywhere," Hendrik du Toit, founder and CEO, Ninety One, said. "To really save the planet, we must help emerging markets go green. That means robust carbon markets, debt...

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