To tackle the effects of climate change, a shift to a low-carbon world is essential. Such a world –and its economy – require sustainable investments. The financial industry has an important role to play in the transition towards a net zero future. As part of our efforts, we are making 10 commitments, in order to reach net zero emissions across our business by 2050 at the latest.
In this video, Thibaud Clisson, climate change lead, presents Committed to climate: Our roadmap to net zero. This new paper sets out, in detail, the 10 commitments we are making to achieve our goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, or sooner, across our investment, stewardship and operational activities.
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