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Open call for research – Aligning Investment Portfolios with a Low Carbon Economy

  • 19 July 2016

A Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition Prize supported by Trucost and SWF RI.

Investors and financial regulators are increasingly aware of the risks associated with a changing climate.
In a recent speech to the insurance industry, the Governor of the Bank of England warned of huge losses faced by investors exposed to these risks :

  • there are those posed by climate change itself, through the destruction of infrastructure assets due to extreme weather, for example;
  • the risks and opportunities posed by the necessary transition to a low-carbon economy, if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Against this background, the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC - represents investors worth $3.2 trillion in assets under management (AUM) and oversees the decarbonization of $600bn AUMs) is supporting research projects with potential applications in the field of investment management with a grant of € 12.500 and full access to Trucost’s database. 
It is the only investor network focused on portfolio design and portfolio level action to adapt to a changing climate.
Data Trucost will make available a comprehensive set of carbon/climate change related data for the Global 200 Universe (top 200 companies worldwide in terms of market value).
Examples of data include past and current Scope 1, 2 & 3 GHG emissions, costs of externalities, revenue etc.

how to participate ?

The research proposal should be submitted to
Submission deadline: August 31, 2016.

Research grant details:

  • A €12,500 grant,
  • 2 years access to Trucost academic platform,
  • To be awarded at the UNEP FI Global Roundtable in Dubai, October 25-26, 2016

For more information please click here.