Meet our six climate megatrends
Our unique view on climate change that helps us choose the most climate positive companies and funds.
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Six ways we make your savings count
Traditional investing doesn’t cut it when it comes to protecting the planet. That’s why our experts use six climate ‘megatrends’ to work out which companies and funds are making a real difference on climate change. Read on to learn more about what they are and why they matter.
Generating electricity through renewable sources like wind, water and solar power
Energy generation is the biggest source of emissions worldwide. To change this, we need to rethink how it’s produced, stored, distributed and used. Companies are working hard to scale renewables, build smart grids and storage, improve energy efficiency and find fuel alternatives. It’s a massive undertaking – and a colossal commercial opportunity.
Moving away from fossil fuels towards electrified, zero-emission transport systems
Getting around sustainably means changing everything from cars to cities.
We’re supporting companies that build and supply zero-emission vehicles – and we also invest in alternative fuel technology and circular manufacturing. With trillions of private capital pledged, clean mobility is a great destination.
Enabling systemic transition to net zero through smart tech, efficiency and more
Hitting the world’s carbon targets fast enough is going to need lots of smart technology working for the same goal. And some smart investment. Like backing companies that are scaling up mature tech such as wind and solar, while propelling newer ideas like carbon capture and smart grids to commercial viability.
Providing clean, safe water for all and processing waste water responsibly
In a warming world, fresh water is getting scarcer and human demand will outstrip supply in just a few years. But no-one needs to go thirsty. We can reset the balance by mimicking natural systems, using smart tech and cutting waste. Today, our most precious resource is also the focus of major investment. That’s why we support companies that are taking part in the water transition.
Ensuring plentiful food supplies while reducing emissions, deforestation and land use
Right now, our food systems generate one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions. And they use vast amounts of land, water and energy. Fortunately, the food revolution has already started. Innovative farming can trap carbon, and use less energy and resources. And plant-based choices produce far fewer emissions. We’re investing in the potential to make food truly sustainable.
Reducing waste, recycling materials and revolutionising the way things are made
Today, we consume resources much faster than the Earth can regenerate them. In a circular economy, we stop waste, keep resources in circulation and regenerate nature. This way of thinking includes recycling, repair, re-use – even how we own things. Circular thinking is good business as well as good for our environment. It’s why we support companies that are helping to close the loop.
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