Novethic, France’s leading research centre on the European responsible investment market, has today published a study on how investors are acting on climate change.
The research by Novethic shows that since autumn 2014, a coordinated movement has emerged among investors involved in the fight against climate change. The roots of this rapidly growing movement are firmly grounded in responsible investment practices and manifest themselves through various means of action. The study identifies two key factors currently driving these efforts: the growing evidence of the existence of a carbon risk for companies emitting greenhouse gases, and a rising pressure from civil society. The study has been also translated into English.
Up to this date, more than 550 investors have made a commitment on climate. Today’s responsible investors refuse to invest in fossil fuels and are acting on several fronts to combat climate change: actions include, among others, stronger shareholder engagement and thematic investment that aims to reduce any emissions potentially financed by the portfolios they manage.