Net Zero Investment Frameworks: Main Lessons and Pitfalls for Equity Investors

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Responsible Investor in partnership with Scientific Beta

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• The Paris Aligned Investment Initiative Net Zero Investment Framework Implementation Guide and the U.N.-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance Inaugural 2025 Target Setting Protocol, which were both published in 2021, are two milestones for investors seeking to tackle climate change. • They both aim to align investment portfolios towards net-zero in a manner that produces the greatest impact possible, defined as emissions reductions in the real economy. • In this webinar we will analyse the impact levers recommended by these frameworks for equity investors, looking in particular at the academic evidence on the impact of portfolio construction decisions and shareholder engagement respectively. • We will also discuss the need to handle these two levers in a synergistic rather than distinct manner, and the greenwashing concerns that arise from portfolio construction techniques targeting attractive headlines rather than stock-level consistency. Speakers: Erik Christiansen, ESG & Low Carbon Investment Specialist Frédéric Ducoulombier, ESG Director, Scientific Beta Moderator: Daniel Brooksbank, Head of Strategic Content, Responsible Investor

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