On behalf of The Shift, Forum Ethibel conducted a study on the issue of climate change and (dis)investing in the fossil fuel industry. In doing so, we want to help all the actors in the financial landscape to make an active contribution to sustainable financial management. The study is also an excellent instrument for institutional investors.
Financial players still have carbon intensive portfolios. And that in a world which wants to (and must) remain below +2°C global warming. So how can we reduce the financial and fiduciary risks? This question prompted the study ‘Impact of disinvestment by asset owners’ conducted by Forum Ethibel.
Contributing to sustainable financial management
This study is aimed at all actors in the financial landscape. We want to help them to make an active contribution to sustainable financial management. After all, many of our members are interested in investing in the transition to a low-carbon society. On 26 September 2017, they have taken the first steps in a workshop on a shared path involving ‘Climate-neutral investment’.
In addition, together with Forum Ethibel we want to better coordinate the supply and demand for environmentally friendly investments. With this study, we are offering an instrument that supports institutional investors such as universities, pension funds, insurance companies … in the process of decarbonising their portfolios.
Triggering a debate
With this study, we hope to trigger a debate between the important players in the ‘investment value chain’:
- rating agencies
- the general public
- the government
If we can foster a sustainable financial policy with this study, together we are taking a step towards a better society.
- Section 1: Why fossil fuel divesting?
- Section 2: Strategies and guidelines to achieve portfolio decarbonisation
- Section 3: More practicalities