In an age where there is a rush to launch sustainable strategies, this is one that has been running for 30 years, with the manager at the helm for nearly 10 years. Over that period the manager has seen massive changes, with the increase in available strategies and the acknowledgement that investors don’t have to sacrifice returns to invest sustainably.
Despite all the change we are seeing, still 80% of energy comes from fossil fuels and that needs to half by 2050 to get near to the 1.5-degree target. Going further, electric vehicles currently make up 5 million cars. This needs to get to somewhere near 2 billion by 2050! And in terms of homes, 1 in 50 are heated by solar and wind. This needs to be 1 in 3 by 2050.
They talked about the 4th industrial revolution and the electric blue cloud, where everything is connected whether it is industry, grids, homes etc. We are moving to a circular digital economy. It means that as we move into a decade of decarbonisation the opportunity is broad covering buildings, business / computing power, industry, transportation, and communications. This means you can create a diversified portfolio where everything is interconnected….read more