How would you describe your solution?
Worldwide, governments and industries are establishing emissions-reduction targets that are often aligned with restricting global warming to 1.5-2°C above pre-industrial levels. Without a way of anticipating the future carbon intensity of their investments, investors are effectively flying blind through a necessary structural change in the economy.
LOPTA offers investors a clear view of the risks and opportunities inherent in the climate transition and enables them to focus on companies that are aligned with the Paris Agreement. Ultimately, investors can build portfolios with an overall temperature trajectory that is part of the net-zero solution.
Who are your customers?
Institutional investors (such as pension funds), wealth-management firms and individual investors seeking investment strategies and analytical tools enabling them to invest successfully throughout the climate transition.
What are the environmental benefits of your solution?
LOPTA enables us to direct investment capital towards carbon-intensive yet Paris-aligned companies that are critical to the economy as well as the climate transition. We define these businesses as ‘ice cubes’. They are misinterpreted by many climate-focused funds as high-risk laggards due to their current emissions intensity. A number of these businesses operate in emissions-intensive sectors, such as energy and utilities, where decarbonisation progress is vital to achieving a net-zero economy.
LOPTA also allows us to avoid ‘burning logs’: companies with high emissions and a high temperature which are most responsible for climate change and most at risk in the climate transition.
How do you manage to exist on the market?
The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has recognized our LOPTA tool as a leading temperature alignment tool.
Nominated Solution: LOPTA
Company: Lombard Odier
Further information: www.lombardodier.com/rethinksustainability