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What is net zero?

This material is intended for Institutional Investors (as defined in the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore) only and is not suitable or intended for persons who do not qualify as such.

To tackle climate change phenomena such as global warming and extreme weather events, greenhouse gas emissions need to fall sharply. Setting net zero targets including reducing emissions and carbon removal should help advance the necessary transition towards a low-carbon economy that we believe will sustain capital markets in the long run.  

This video defines net zero and explains what actions we have identified for ourselves as an asset manager: We are aiming to cut the carbon footprint of our portfolios, align investments with net zero, finance climate mitigation solutions, and encourage investors to select net zero aligned strategies. We are also actively engaging with companies on the measures they can take to further the transition.


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