Certain sectors or ‘themes’ are poised to benefit from the awakening in terms of more responsible investing. They include – but are not limited to - renewable energy, energy efficiency, water and waste management and sustainable agriculture and forestry.
Combatting climate change is still the top priority for investors, but active ownership and preserving biodiversity are rising in importance. This is the main takeaway from the 2022 Robeco Global Climate Survey, the 2nd global survey of its kind, following the success of their 2021 report.
South Africa is one of 17 countries classified as “megadiverse”. Much like an investment portfolio, a lack of diversification reduces the ability of our ecosystems to function properly. For several reasons, a sustainable portfolio depends on biodiversity over the long term.
In the quest for net zero emissions, many non-agri companies are turning to reforestation initiatives to help offset their carbon footprint. But the socio-economic context of initiatives should be considered.
Climate Fund Managers announced the first close of Climate Investor Two at $US675m. Over the next two years the fund will continue its fund raising to reach a final close of $US1bn while putting the capital raised to work.
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