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#1 -Why invest in a sustainable way?
#2 -Check the SDGs most aligned to our clients’ interests and values
(classified by order of focus)
Efforts to grow energy production capacity generated from solar, wind, hydroelectric and even biomass, are being made. We must bear in mind that today, most countries (particularly developed countries) still depend, for the majority of their energy, on fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel heavy oil, natural gas, or even coal ! There is a long way to go to decarbonise the global economy and achieve the ambitious net zero carbon targets that have been set.
Linked to this goal are the issues around storage of renewable energy. The sun does not always shine. The wind doesn't always blow. So what do we do to supply electricity at these points, if we rely more and more on renewable forms of electricity generation ? We need to store the electricity. At the moment, industrial storage of electricity within national networks is still in its infancy and as an example, can offer interesting areas of investment.
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Decarbonising the global economy can be achieved by, for instance, using more and more renewable energy, but it also links back to the issues of food production. How do we produce enough food to feed the planet, while reducing carbon emissions. Agriculture represents 26% of global carbon emissions. Currently, this is another reason to invest in facilitating and encouraging a vegetarian or vegan diet, or simply to eat less animal protein. Beef production, as well as dairy production, are linked heavily to carbon emissions from methane.
Within climate action we can also talk about carbon offsetting and carbon capture strategies. We try to encapsulate these in investment funds and investment strategies as we believe there will be significant growth in these areas in the years to come.
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This is perhaps less of an issue in the developed world than in the emerging world. This goal focuses on offering equal opportunity to all, which starts with access to quality education, thus giving people the skills to be able to do a wide range of jobs. Reading, writing and basic math come first, and then training in more advanced skills.
Certain countries have made huge strides in recent years, such as China. But there are still many, many countries where further progress needs to be made to bring longer term potential prosperity through access to education to the majority of their populations To a large extent, the impact of quality education depends on delivery. This can be as simple as logistics, building schools, training teachers, giving them the necessary teaching materials such as books and blackboards, or making the schools physically accessible to children. This can be physical accessibility or involve virtual accessibility through digital infrastructure, i.e. internet access and installing even simple computers (such as the ultra low-cost Raspberry pi). In many ways the advent of the world wide web can be seen as one of the best educational tools ever invented.
Of course, access to the internet is very limited in poor countries. As this education pipe may not be available to the majority of the population of these countries, affordable and clean energy is another key objective that we focus on.
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