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Our Climate Research Team studies the investment risks and opportunities of climate change. They also engage with companies and issuers that they believe contribute to a lower-carbon future, can help the world adapt to changing climate, or are well positioned to manage climate-related risks.
Our research-based approach
Biodiversity investment research
Given widespread economic dependence on ecosystem services, investors can benefit from a better understanding of the financial risks associated with biodiversity loss and the depletion of natural capital.
Net Zero Asset Managers initiative (NZAM)
As consistent with their philosophy and process, our research and investment teams partner with asset owners on their decarbonization goals, in recognition of the potential impact of the low-carbon transition on security valuations.
We also acknowledge that the scope for asset managers to invest for net zero and to meet the commitments set forth above depends on the mandates agreed with clients and clients’ and managers’ regulatory environments. These commitments are made in the expectation that governments will follow through on their own commitments to ensure that the objectives of the Paris Agreement are met, including increasing the ambition of their Nationally Determined Contributions, and in the context of our legal duties to clients and unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.
Meet our climate investing experts
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When extreme weather becomes the norm: what’s next for climate investors?
Climate investors can play a crucial role in accelerating mitigation and adaptation solutions. But finding investable opportunities requires a deep understanding of the climate investing landscape.
WellSaid: The economic significance of biodiversity
In this short clip from his WellSaid podcast interview, Dr. Zach Zobel of Woodwell Climate Research Center discusses the economic importance of coral reefs — lynchpins of marine biodiversity and vital to fishing, tourism, and other industries.
In our view, climate change is a macro catalyst with the potential to disrupt entire industries, producing both relative winners and relative losers. Market-neutral strategies may offer the potential to capitalize on both.
2022 Climate Report
Financial materiality: The cornerstone of the ISSB’s global baseline for sustainability disclosure
The new standards may help provide market participants with data necessary to price sustainability-related risks and opportunities, which can feed directly into the assessment of enterprise value.
Is your asset allocation ready for the realities of climate change?
Our Investment Strategy Team shares key findings from the research behind their climate-aware strategic asset allocation (SAA) approach, including challenges and trade-offs that asset owners should understand.
Climate resiliency factor: Helping asset owners go “long” climate change
We aim to offer asset owners an intuitive way to integrate climate risks into their portfolios and shift their expected return profile for better potential outcomes.
Will emerging Asia leapfrog the energy transition?
Decarbonizing while maintaining economic growth presents tremendous challenges for developing countries in Asia. Is technological innovation the solution?
2022 Sustainability Report
We appreciate the opportunity to share our approach to advancing sustainable practices across our investment, client, and infrastructure platforms.
The state of climate investing: Asset owner perspectives
Discover what we learned from our 2022 global study on asset owners' interest and engagement around climate investing.
Designing a climate-aware strategic asset allocation
Members of our Investment Strategy Team explain how they incorporate climate metrics into their asset allocation optimization process. They also discuss implementation — the choice of specific climate-aware building blocks and strategies to express the desired asset allocation.
FAQS: Climate investing
We aim to study the investment risks and opportunities presented by climate change. With Woodwell Climate, we aim to bridge the gap between physical climate science and capital markets; understand which companies and regions face environmental and biodiversity risks; and improve our ability to quantify liabilities and appropriately price securities. With the MIT Joint Program, we seek to outline decarbonization pathways for corporate operations, supply chains, and products, while also assessing their potential economic impacts.
We leverage proprietary, data-driven tools and technology, including our Climate Exposure Risk Application tool (CERA), software that Wellington investors can use to view the geospatial relationships between physical climate-risk variables and the assets we consider investing in on behalf of clients. This work facilitates our ability to integrate climate science into fundamental investment insights; to better analyze and question those insights; and to draw practical, action-oriented conclusions. The Climate Research Team also conducts portfolio reviews and develops investor dashboards to facilitate company- and portfolio-level monitoring. The team also supports collaborative climate research at the firm.
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