Sustainable investing has outperformed the average of its asset classes in 2021 and global sustainable fund assets reached almost USD 2 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2021 proving a continued strong public interest in environmental, social, and governance issues.
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What Is Sustainable Investing?
Ethical investing, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, impact investing, socially responsible investing (SRI), values-based investing, conscious investing, green investing and sustainable investing – there are many names but not yet a standard definition, leaving the term sustainable investing open to interpretation. In short, a sustainable investment is considered to be a long-term financial return that makes a positive contribution to society.
The Rise of Sustainable Investment
Public demand for action on climate change has never been stronger. With the introduction of a wide variety of tax initiatives, pledges to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across value chains and the launch of a record number of new sustainable investment funds, investors, governments and corporations alike are leading the fight against climate change, with the goal to significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2030 and ultimately achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. All of this was recently reaffirmed at the G7 Summit.
As a result, the market for sustainable investing has also been steadily growing with more than $21.4 trillion now invested sustainably in global assets.
Evidence shows (Standard Chartered; UBS Global) that not only has sustainable investment grown rapidly in the last decade, but in 2020, more than US$347 billion was poured into sustainable funds, and sustainable investment themes outperformed the market.
TEI as a Sustainable Investment
With the increased demand for sustainability solutions and investments, TEI is witnessing increased interest for both its services and its shares.
Corporations are looking for quick and easy ways to achieve carbon emission reduction targets. Energy efficiency is the fastest, cheapest, and most significant way to reduce carbon emissions, delivering a much greater potential impact than renewable energy at a far lower cost.
Using its portfolio of innovative proprietary products, TEI works in partnership with its extensive list of large multinational corporate clients to design, engineer and implement energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction projects that deliver significant financial and carbon savings. TEI is in the right market, at the right time, delivering growth and profitability.