Carbon Certificate for the Climate Carbon Offset fund available – Q3 19

2019/10/14
Written by vberard
Equities Fixed Income SRI

Carbon Certificate for the Climate Carbon Offset fund available – Q3 19

14 October 2019

IHS Markit has delivered the VER retirement certificate regarding the carbon offset of our THEAM Quant – Europe Climate Carbon Offset Plan fund, for the 3rd Quarter of 2019.

The THEAM Quant – Europe Climate Carbon Offset Plan Fund aims to provide capital growth over the medium term and to offset its carbon footprint (Scope 1 and 2) 1. The FCP is exposed to the performance of listed European equities with high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards, selected on the basis of their carbon footprint and energy transition strategy.

In order to achieve its objective, the Fund implements a quantitative investment strategy through the BNP Paribas Equity Europe Climate Care NTR Index, with an expected tracking error of 5% with the STOXX Europe 600 NTR index.

The carbon footprint of the portfolio is offset1 every quarter through the purchase and retirement of verified emission reduction certificates (VERs) from the Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project in Kenya, chosen by BNP Paribas for its environmental and social impact.

This quarter, the project that allowed us to compensate the carbon emissions of our fund is “The Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project – Phase II The Community Ranches”.

 

The fund compensated a total of 7575 tons of CO2, and the certificate is available here.

Click on the picture to access the certificate attributed to the fund.

 

This strategy is available in a UCITS fund format through THEAM Quant Europe Climate Carbon Offset Plan.

 

Get to know more about the strategy by browsing the dedicated website.

 

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

1 Scope 1 concerns the direct emissions of companies (such as fuel consumption for example). Scope 2 concerns indirect emissions due to the business’s activity (for example the electricity supplier’s fuel consumption). Scope 3 concerns indirect emissions due to the use of products sold (such as, for example, fuel consumption by the client’s electricity supplier due to use of the product). With the current status of available data, the CO2 emissions relating to Scope 3 are difficult to access and incomplete, and can only be estimated. Scope 3 will therefore not be taken into account in the context of offsetting the group’s carbon footprint. 2Industry Classification Benchmark. 3Companies are graded into four categories in line with their carbon level (Scope 1 + Scope 2).“Intense” emitters are those whose emissions are greater than 10MtCO² equivalent.

 

The investments in the funds are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay, the funds described being at risk of capital loss.

 

For a complete description and definition of risks, please consult the last available prospectus and KIID of the funds.

 

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