Lisa Eichler and Willemijn Verdegaal, Managing Directors of Climate & ESG Solutions caution investors to scrutinize the ESG data underpinning their net-zero strategy in a recent interview with Responsible Investor. Their insights have been published in their special 2023 ESG Data & Disclosure Report.
As investors pursue a transition to net-zero, access to high-quality climate data is essential to map progress toward emission reduction goals. Lisa and Willemijn explain why it’s critical that investors interrogate the scope and limitations of climate data. Understanding the assumptions behind the data is vital, they say, to enable investors to construct realistic transition plans.
Download the interview for free to learn why:
Investors need to be aware of underlying assumptions and scenarios, as well as the strengths and limitations of the modeling when interpreting ESG data
The climate scenarios applied against the ESG data as part of transition plans need to reflect a variety of realistic policy and technology options across sectors and jurisdictions
How data sources and coverage levels can impact the overall clarity of forward-looking climate-related risk-return analytics
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Ortec Finance discusses with Responsible Investor on why high-quality climate data is essential for investors to map progress toward emission reduction goals and enable a successful transition to net-zero.
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