Impact & Collaboration

Urgent and accelerated action is required to reduce GHG emissions. We target >100 MTCO₂e of GHG impact annually by 2030.

Our operational impact measurement methodology quantifies expected emissions reduction and we report realized emissions annually at a portfolio level. Impact metrics guide our investment decisions and measure our portfolio companies’ success.

Climate Investment engages proactively across investment and other industry sectors to develop forward-looking emissions estimation methodologies that can be adopted widely to encourage reporting consistency. We are a co-founder of the collaborative initiative, Project Frame, whose open-source platform encourages climate groups and investors to share their approaches and develop common principles for emissions estimation and reporting.

*Carbon dioxide equivalent or CO₂ equivalent is a metric measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases on the basis of their global-warming potential (GWP), by converting amounts of other gases to the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide with the same global warming potential. MT means million tonnes.

Our impact discipline ensures we:

  • Target our capital at investments that maximize impact in high emitting sectors
  • Support our portfolio companies in operationalizing their impact measurement and reporting
  • Champion and drive collaborative initiatives to encourage transparent, standardized impact reporting
95 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent since 2019
38 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2023

Our portfolio impact

Climate Investment has developed and operationalized a robust methodology for estimating, auditing and reporting our portfolio companies’ impact at a portfolio level.

We have set a goal of enabling >100 MT CO₂e of GHG reduction by 2030 across CI portfolios.

Our portfolio companies delivered over 38 MT COe1 of impact in calendar year 2023, an increase of 39% year-on-year. Cumulatively, our Catalyst Fund I portfolio has now realized more than 95 MT COe¹ of emissions reduction since 2019.

The 2023 realized impact is equivalent to 38.166 MT COe,

Our operationalized methodology means our portfolio companies can implement and report their data to us on a standardized basis.

1 Carbon dioxide equivalent or CO2 equivalent is a metric measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases on the basis of their global-warming potential (GWP), by converting amounts of other gases to the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide with the same global warming potential. MT means million tonnes.

Our impact methodology

A critical question for an early-stage impact investor is how to allocate capital to the best investment opportunities to maximize impact. When we started up there was no clear standard to govern how investors or operators should assess the potential for a new technology or service to reduce GHG emissions in the future.

Since then, Climate Investment has developed robust approaches to forecasting and measuring the GHG impact of our investments. We co-developed common GHG impact methodologies and reporting approaches within the collaborative industry initiative, Project Frame and our operationalized impact methodology is aligned with its framework. More details are available in our Impact Report and below.

Impact Innovation Adoption
Collect & credit investees impact data
Publish results annually at a portfolio level
Set Fund target MT CO₂e
Publish results annually at a portfolio level
Screen dealflow - Investment decision against impact potential
Develop robust impact quantification methodology

Project Frame

Project Frame is a coalition dedicated to addressing forward-looking emissions impact, defined as the planned GHG impact of a proposed climate solution relative to the status quo in the market.

Project Frame distinguishes forward-looking impact from carbon footprint, which endeavours to articulate emissions a company is responsible for, rather than the emissions a proposed climate solution can help avoid, reduce, capture, or store in the future.

Project Frame is a community platform that is rapidly growing.

Commitment to ESG

Climate Investment is committed to integrating a wider set of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into our daily operations and our investment processes.

As a member of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), we have developed a Responsible Investment Policy which details how we consider ESG impacts in our investment processes and engage with our portfolio companies on these topics.

In 2023, we calculated and offset our Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. We remain committed to reducing these emissions and have implemented a carbon reduction plan to minimize our operational footprint. For more details, please refer to our 2023 Impact Report.

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