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.
Earth Capital (EC) is committed to contributing and sharing sustainable investment best practice.
One of the ways we achieve this is through our active participation in sustainability related memberships, groups and bodies. EC has a close relationship with several sustainability related thought leadership bodies and institutions. A summary of these is provided below:
EC is a member of the Business for Nature global coalition committed to reversing nature loss in this decade. It brings together companies from all sectors and conservation organisations and acts as an amplifier for their calls to governments to adopt policies to protect and restore nature.
EC’s Chief Sustainability Officer is a Fellow and Faculty member of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). The CISL works with business, government and civil society to build the capacity of leaders to meet both the needs of society and address critical global challenges.
EC is part of the UNFCCC's Climate Neutral Now group working to align our business with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and signatories of the Climate Neutral Now Pledge taking the lead on reducing emissions and accelerating the global journey to a climate neutral future. EC has been certified as a climate neutral organisation.
EC is a member of the Coalition for International Platform for Climate Finance (IPCF). This coalition commits to advocate for the creation of a platform to operationalise, facilitate and track global progress against the objectives of Article 2.1.c of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Article 2.1.c “…aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, including by…making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.”
EC is a member of FAIRR, a global network of investors addressing ESG issues in protein supply chains.
EC is an investment partner into the Innovate UK Investor Partnership: Future Economy programme.
The investor partnerships programmes are government funded and aims to bring together Innovate UK grant funding with equity funding from selected equity investors to support innovative. This programme is focused on future economy areas including Net Zero technologies.
EC partners with the Netherlands Water Partnership through support of their Investor Readiness Programme, helping water technology entrepreneurs better understand how to finance their businesses. This programme is an initiative of the Netherlands Water Partnership, Financing Table Water Technology, Dutch Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Water Technology, and the Partners for Water Programme.
EC is a member of Pensions for Purpose, a collaborative initiative of impact managers, pension funds, social enterprise and others involved in impact investment.
EC has been a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment since 2009 (PRI). The PRI were developed to reflect the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment practices.
EC co-chaired the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) steering Committee 2009-2012. UNEP FI is a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector. Over 170 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance.