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Beyond “Net Zero”: Supporting the Transition to a Climate-Resilient Planet

It has become popular for companies to commit to “net zero” carbon emissions as a means of combating climate change. But climate-focused investors shouldn’t take these pledges at face value. The Morningstar EU Climate Indexes provide greater carbon transparency.

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What's Inside

  • On overview of the EU objectives for climate benchmarks and what it means for indexes to be badged as an EU Climate Transition Benchmark (CTB) or an EU Paris-Aligned Benchmark (PAB).
  • An explanation of how the Morningstar EU Climate Indexes assess the credibility of corporate “net zero” pledges and enable investors to focus on real climate risk mitigation and climate-related opportunities while channeling investments toward sustainable activities.
  • Details surrounding Sustainalytics’ Carbon Solutions, including scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions data and forward-looking Carbon Risk Ratings, and how they are leveraged to measure each company’s climate impact and climate risk. Four case studies are provided.

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