If you invest your money, consider the impact that your investments and savings will have on climate change. Climate investing involves selecting sustainable strategies that consider climate risks and opportunities so that investors can help transition to a low carbon economy.
CDP runs the global environmental disclosure system, which helps “companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their risks and opportunities on climate change, water security and deforestation”. CDP scores companies from D- to A to encourage them to improve practices and become environmental leaders. Over the past five years, the number of companies disclosing on climate change has almost doubled. Check out their list of 270+ companies that are leading the way to a net-zero future.
Ceres is an organization that works with capital market leaders to solve the world’s sustainability challenges. They “drive action” to “inspire equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy”. They do this through research and interactive tools to educate and encourage companies. One resource is the Ceres Roadmap 2030 which is a 10-year action plan to help companies transition to a sustainable future. They also provide a list of companies in action and specify what they are doing to better the environment and future.
Aren’t in the position to invest your money? Money isn’t the only way to invest in the future- consider how you invest your time as well. Follow the trend to avoid working for companies that are contributing to climate change.
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
At 7th Generation Advisors we
are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and
clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven
generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet.
Will you join us?