Historically, ethical and sustainable investments have been the story of taking increased risk for the greater good; often paying the price for being the good guy.
Now the tables have turned.
We firmly believe that not making sustainable investments is taking the higher risk and that a sophisticated and well-executed sustainable investment strategy can create significant value for investors.
But how do you know that your investments are truly sustainable and don’t negatively impact people or the environment? With so many different strategies and confusing terminology regarding sustainable investment, there is an increased risk of greenwashing and, in worst case, misallocation of capital.
This is the CARN way.
We do not provide capital to companies or industries that breach ethical standards or undermine sustainable development. We invest in companies whose business models, products and services are aligned with economic, environmental, and social sustainability, concepts which are also the basis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Moreover, we expect companies we invest in to have good ESG practices embedded in their processes, including treating their employees, managing natural resources, and working on behalf of shareholders and other stakeholders.
Our sustainability focus is integrated into each step of our investment process, from defining our investment universe to carrying out company analysis, portfolio construction and active ownership.
Our purpose is to make sure that when your money works for you, it also contributes to a more sustainable future.
We are CARN Capital.
And we Invest to Exist.
Investing for a sustainable future
We live in a world facing tremendous environmental and social challenges, especially in relation to climate change and inequality. Such sustainability challenges increasingly entail risks to the global economy and financial system. As investors, we have a responsibility to make sure our investments are robust in the face of these challenges, and that the way we do business contributes to a more sustainable world.
Business and finance have a critical role in the transition to a more sustainable economic system and at CARN we want to be part of the solution, not the problem. We are committed to allocating capital to companies working to help solve global challenges. This is both the right thing to do and makes good business sense. We are convinced that companies that integrate sustainability at a strategic level will gain a competitive advantage in the market and will also generate higher returns for investors over time.
In March 2018, the European Commission published an Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth (the “EU Action Plan”) that set out an EU strategy for sustainable finance. As a part of this plan is an update of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 regarding sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector (“SFDR”). Learn more about how CARN complies with SFDR here.