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Net Zero investing: No quick wins

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Contributors: Charlotte Edwards & Zoso Davies

Thousands of companies globally have committed to cut their net greenhouse-gas emissions to zero by 2050 and investors have followed suit. The three largest initiatives set up by groups of asset managers and owners now have over $80tn of AUM captured by “Net Zero” commitments. Here are three key takeaways from a recent report from our Research analysts on what it means to be a Net Zero investor.

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Contributors: Charlotte Edwards & Zoso Davies

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The Net Zero maze

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Defining Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions
Investors can achieve large reductions in reported emissions with minimal exclusions
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About the experts

Charlotte Edwards, CFA

ESG Research analyst

Charlotte Edwards is a member of the ESG Research team, based in London. She focuses on the ESG-labelled securities market and ESG strategy research which considers how investors approach ESG and the impact this is having on portfolio construction and valuations, leveraging her previous experience in the Credit Strategy Research team. Charlotte has also been instrumental in developing Barclays’ approach to integrating ESG into fundamental research across regions. Prior to joining Barclays in 2017, she spent nearly four years at HSBC, where she worked primarily in the Credit Strategy team as a European Credit and Global Green Bond strategist. Charlotte graduated with a degree in Economics from Bath University and is a CFA charter holder.

Zoso Davies

Director, European Credit Strategy

Zoso Davies is a Director in the European Credit Strategy team at Barclays, covering Investment Grade and Macro Credit. As part of his role, Dr. Davies regularly contributes to cross-asset and thematic research. In particular, Zoso has worked extensively on central bank corporate bond purchases and the impact of monetary policy on the European banking system. Dr. Davies was also a key contributor to the development of Fundamental ESG Research and contributed to Barclays BlueTrack™, Barclays methodology for measuring our portfolio emissions. Dr. Davies joined Barclays in 2010, prior to which he was awarded a PhD in Physical Chemistry by University College London.

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