A powerful new tool that gives investors the ability to measure the environmental impacts, and future potential, of any economic activity or sector.
DRIVING THE ECONOMIC TRANSITION
An open-source initiative to raise awareness in the financial sector and support the change towards an environmentally sustainable economy.
MEETING GUIDELINES & EXPECTATIONS
A collaborative effort to empower investors with the information to meet consumer expectations and comply with environmental regulatory guidelines.
As sustainable finance flourishes, different shades of “green” have emerged. Much like financial indicators or ratings, environmental metrics guide decision making by providing investors with insight into the risks and opportunities that lie in their portfolios.
Our aim was to provide a simple answer to a complex question: ‘Does this business, company, fund or index contribute to the environmental and energy transition?’ By 2018, we had achieved a coherent tool that has already been tested on over 1,300 stocks and bonds.
Head of Environmental Strategy
We are honoured to provide academic research support to the NEC initiative, which is paving the way to robust impact assessment of the investment industry.
Institut Louis Bachelier
We need to move from a #marktomarket to a #marktoplanet approach for considering the way we invest. There is no way this will happen if we don’t go beyond principles and statements and start working on the system itself, its metrics and its incentives. The NEC initiative is an important step forward.
CEO and founder
Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
Since 2015, our clients’ interest in the NEC has grown considerably and we have applied this indicator across different asset classes: listed companies, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. Investors are interested in the wide-ranging nature of its sector applications, its ability to integrate the full range of environmental issues relevant to specific industries, and its discriminatory power.
I Care & Consult
The urgency to act for the planet can only be met if corporations and investors have a common compass to guide their actions. For too long, investors have been passive in the process of building bridges and finding solutions with companies. In our view, the NECi is a critical move to fix this
Head of ESG Research