We believe it is necessary to consider the environmental impact of an investment. This includes: emissions to air, land and water, effects on biodiversity, noise and light pollution, and analysis of the long‐term climate resilience of a project.
Our Investment Team use the following factors to determine the score:
Life on Land
Does the project protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of ecosystems, promote biodiversity and halt and reverse land degradation?
Species Protection or Promotion
What is the project’s impact on native / migrating species to the site? Does the project have high rates of species mortality? Does the project promote or support wildlife at the site?
Is the feedstock (if applicable) processed by the project in line with the sustainability criteria set out by the associated incentive scheme?
Does the project take steps to minimise waste production and maximise recycling? Does it make a positive contribution to landfill diversion?
Emissions, Effluents and Wastes from Both Normal and Abnormal (E.G. Accidental) Conditions
What are the outputs of the project, and how can any undesired outputs be mitigated or minimised?