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
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.
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 2022, we calculated and offset our own scope 1 and 2 emissions and select scope 3 emissions. Further detail on this can be found in our 2022 Impact Report. In addition, we are developing our Carbon Reduction Plan to reduce our own operational footprint.