Using the Alliance Trust Sustainable Future UK, European and Global Growth funds1 as a proxy for our equity strategies we analysed how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted from a unit of investment in these funds as compared to the to the conventional benchmarks in which they invest for the three years from 2009-20112.
Policies to promote renewable energy generation, especially in Europe, are well publicised, and are noble, if ambitious. 20% of all Europe’s energy (domestic heating, transport fuel and electrical power) will originate from renewable sources by the end of the decade. For its contribution to the continental effort, the UK must hit a 15% renewable energy target, involving roughly a third of all electrical power generation.
The primary aim of our funds is to deliver strong returns by investing in more sustainable companies. Alongside this we also seek to exercise our influence to promote greater corporate responsibility.
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