Ninety One publishes 2021 impact report

Ninety One has published its Global Environment Impact Report for 2021.

Ninety One has published its fourth annual Global Environment Impact Report which details the sustainability of its portfolio holdings.

Deirdre Cooper and Graeme Baker, Co Portfolio Managers, Global Environment say, “We have seen further improvements in portfolio companies’ reporting of carbon risk (Scope 1, 2 & 3 carbon emissions) and impact (carbon avoided). Over 95% of companies now report Scope 1 & 2 emissions, and the proportion of portfolio companies providing full carbon-risk reporting is now just over 50%. While carbon reporting is improving, we are seeing some meaningful restatements, particularly of Scope 3 emissions, where a change in methodology can result in very different emissions figures. This can make year-on-year comparisons between companies difficult. The fundamental and qualitative analysis of carbon data continues to be a vital overlay.

“Over the past year (i.e., FY2020 vs. FY2019), almost 70% of portfolio companies reduced Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions intensity, and 70% increased their absolute carbon avoided – a measure of the extent to which a company’s products or services help to reduce emissions relative to the traditional alternative.”

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