The year 2020 saw environmental, social and governance issues at the forefront of so many discussions, most of which was the ongoing challenges posed by climate change and resource allocation. This presented companies, investors and governments with the opportunity to pursue economic goals that also help to create positive social and environmental impact.
At the recent Sustainable Investing Summit, hosted by investment banking company, Morgan and Stanley, senior executives, institutional investors, academics and policymakers explored ideas on how to efficiently invest in a sustainable world.
Recurring roadblocks emerged; not least the policy and business initiatives to curb climate change.
Not addressing climate change remains one of the biggest threats to the planet. It is widely believed that governments must make themselves responsible for incentivising the private sector to invest in methods to positively impact climate change. It is also expected that emerging trade policies will begin to embrace carbon tax, as such the EU’s plans to adopt a carbon border tariff on imports from countries with incompatible carbon-pricing programs.
We have found that this pressure also affects corporates, who have a commitment to their investors to demonstrate their ability to manage risks associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. We believe that this inevitably improves relationships and makes their businesses more appealing to investors.
Property technology such as Twinview can prove to be the first step for many buildings when achieving their carbon emission targets and moving closer to Net Zero. By integrating with existing building systems, capturing and analysing data and through artificial intelligence, Twinview provides information on how spaces are used and function. Through better decision making, Twinview reduces carbon throughout the life cycle of the building, reduces operational costs, improves efficiency and the occupier or tenant experience.