Carbon data measure a company’s emissions in the past. While this is valuable information, it does not accurately reflect the risks and opportunities related to the climate transition. For that, we need forward-looking metrics to analyze the transition readiness of companies.
- Research paper address challenge of ‘Navigating the Climate Transition’
- Part One looks at data available for forward-looking climate analysis
- Different metrics can be used to assess transition risks and opportunities
Climate change poses both risks and opportunities for investors. Working in partnership with our clients, Robeco aspires to take a leading role in contributing towards a net-zero economy, as we firmly believe this will create opportunities to enhance long-term risk-adjusted returns for our clients.
To navigate the transition to net zero by 2050, we need forward-looking models to help make well-informed investment decisions which incorporate not only historical performance but also transition plans, risks and opportunities.
To achieve this, Robeco has invested significant resources in developing such forward-looking climate analytics to help guide our investment decisions. These include a climate traffic light for assessing how well a company aligns with the well-below-2-degree transition pathway in its industry; a climate solutions score to measure a company’s contribution to economy-wide decarbonization; and a climate score to measure a company’s overall impact on climate change and its mitigation.
In this initial white paper, Robeco’s experts explain how different metrics can be used to make a comprehensive assessment of climate transition risks, opportunities and impacts. In Part 2, to published later this year, we will outline our approach to climate scenario stress-testing and share our insights into the implications for different sectors and asset classes.
Download the White Paper (Part One) Here