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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

The Investment Leaders Group’s latest webinar based on the “Understanding the climate performance of investment funds” reports took place on Thursday, 23 September 2021. 

Chaired by Lucy Auden (Senior Programme Manager, Investment Leaders Group), the webinar featured Dr Jake Reynolds (Executive Director, Sustainable Economy) setting the scene on why and how a temperature score can help investors understand their investment impact on climate stability, followed by a presentation on the proposed temperature score methodology by Dr Pablo Salas Bravo (Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow).

The webinar and report aims to foster familiarity with the temperature score landscape by examining the building blocks of existing methods. It proposes a simple, transparent and scientifically robust method that translates portfolio emissions into a metric expressed in degrees Celsius, to report portfolio alignment with the Paris ambition. The method aims to answer the question: “What would be the global mean temperature increase at the end of the century if the entire economy had the same emissions intensity as this portfolio?”.

The report and methodology can be accessed here