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FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

We believe climate change poses as much of a risk to the global financial system as it does to the environment – and dealing with it is urgent.

 

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FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

We believe climate change poses as much of a risk to the global financial system as it does to the environment – and dealing with it is urgent.

 


a lower carbon economy
 

We work to invest in companies or funds that contribute to a lower-carbon economy wherever possible.
 


ASSESSING EVERY INVESTMENT
 

Before we invest in anything, we analyse its approach to a range of environmental factors. Climate change is top of the list. 


adopting best practice
 

Our approach is based on internationally recognised principles from respected global bodies such as the Principles for Responsible Investment.

 


a lower carbon economy
 

We assess all sustainability-related risks and opportunities a company presents before we decide whether or not to invest in it. Every single time.


assessing every investment
 

Before we invest in anything, we analyse its approach to a range of environmental factors. Climate change is top of the list. 


adopting best practice
 

Our approach is based on internationally recognised principles from respected global bodies such as the Principles for Responsible Investment.

 

NET ZERO INVESTMENTS BY 2050

Coutts has committed to achieving net zero emissions across all investments by 2050 at the latest.

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CUTTING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
 

We’ve set two targets to reduce the total amount of carbon emitted from the companies and funds that feature in your investments with us.

 


We measure carbon emissions as ‘carbon intensity’, which covers the amount of CO2 a company emits per million dollars of sales.
 

Excluding HIGH-IMPACT FOSSIL FUELS

We will not invest in any company that:

  • derives more than 5% of its revenue from thermal coal extraction for coal mining and exploration
  • derives more than 25% of its revenue from thermal coal generation, including utilities that own or operate coal-fired power plants
  • derives more than 5% of its revenue from involvement in tar sands – a mixture of clay, sand, water and bitumen that are mined and refined into oil
  • derives more than 5% of its revenue from Arctic oil and gas exploration – this is evaluated based on whether a company holds at least one licence or permit for drilling or exploring the Arctic offshore region

Engaging with companies and funds directly

We use our voting rights as shareholders and talk to the companies and funds in which we invest to help tackle climate change and limit global warming.

We do all this in partnership with EOS at Federated Hermes, a leading responsible investing group that works with companies across the globe to effect positive change.
 


When investing, the value of your investments, and the income you receive from them, can go down as well as up and you may not get back as much as you invested.

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