Climate & Resource Efficiency

The business community has a key role in taking action and coming up with new innovative solutions to combat climate change and increasing resource efficiency.

Responsible Owner

Climate change is accelerating faster than the efforts to address it. The business community has a key role in taking action and coming up with new innovative solutions to combat climate change and increase resource efficiency. Investor is committed to climate targets aligned with the Paris Agreement and has set targets to halving the greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Investor's 2030 targets:

  • Reduce CO2e emissions from portfolio companies by 50 percent by 2030 compared to 2016 (Investor’s Scope 3 emissions from overall portfolio).
  • Accelerate the portfolio companies’ climate strategies beyond their basic footprint, ensuring that all portfolio companies set relevant reduction targets related to their products, services or value chain (the portfolio companies’ scope 3 emissions).

As an engaged long-term owner, we strive to empower our companies to invest and innovate. The future success of our companies depends on their capacity to drive change and to invest for the long-term in new solutions that are more resource efficient and that meet the needs of their customers, not only today but also tomorrow. We encourage our companies to invest in innovation and develop products that make a positive contribution to the environment. We follow-up our portfolio companies yearly regarding waste, water consumption and carbon emissions. Investor encourage our companies to set targets regarding resource efficiency.

 

Progress 2018

75%

of our Listed Companies report carbon emissions to CDP

20%

carbon emissions from our overall portfolio have decreased by 20% compared to 2016

42%

of our Listed Companies have Science Based Targets

Responsible Company

Even though Investor’s direct environmental impact is limited, we want to do our share and minimize our negative impact and carbon footprint. Investor has committed to climate targets aligned with the Paris Agreement’s aim of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, while trying to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees.

Investor’s 2030 targets:

  • Investor's target is to reduce carbon emissions from our scope 1 and 2 with 50 percent by 2030 compared with 2016.

In 2018, the direct emissions equaled 135 tonnes, a reduction of 7 percent compared to 2016. To reach our target, Investor will continue to minimize carbon emissions from our energy use and company cars. Investor also has a target to reduce emissions from our value chain, related to emissions from our overall portfolio (read more under Responsible Owner). Investor monitors and analyses greenhouse gas emissions on a yearly basis, which provides us with a tool to take further action to reduce our direct and indirect climate change impacts. Investor reports the carbon emissions to CDP. 

 

Progress 2018

-7%

carbon emissions from our own operation (scope 1 and 2) have decreased compared to 2016

100%

renewable electricity in our main premises in Stockholm

B-

Investor received higher score than average in CDP climate change questionnaire

UN Global Goals

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Investor AB's Year-End Report 2019

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