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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.