The Climate Clock is divided into two sections. The red Global Warming Deadline indicates that in order to have a chance of staying under the critical threshold of 1.5°C warming, we must achieve near zero emission in less than seven years. The blue Renewable Energy Lifeline shows the % of global energy coming from renewable sources which is rising, but not nearly fast enough.
Principles for Responsible Investment
Earth Capital Limited (ECL) has been a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2009.
As a signatory, we are required to report on responsible investment activities annually. The resulting PRI Assessment report aims to provide feedback to its signatories and support ongoing learning and development. The assessment scores are based on how a signatory has progressed year-on-year and relative to their peers.
In our 2021 assessments, ECL was awarded:
*In 2021, the PRI recalibrated its scoring methodology to make the assessment more challenging and consistent between modules and to reflect the current state of the responsible investment market. We have included the industry peer median score for comparison to current standards.
These scores continue to place Earth Capital Limited firmly as a leader within the PRI membership.
The UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment were established in 2005 and is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. The PRI works to understand the investment implications of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.
The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole. The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks. The six principles are:
- We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
- We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
- We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
- We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
- We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
- We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Earth Capital Limited operates a culture of constant review and we have expanded our procedures on how we have integrated the six PRI principles into our business. In addition, we continue to place great important on transparency on these issues, so publish the PRI Assessment Report here to explain how we apply the principles: