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Net-Zero and the Boardroom: An opportunity for change

Across our executive network, Eton Bridge Partners is connected to a number of carbon agenda experts, all of whom have played leading roles within global companies or advise boardrooms on this increasingly prominent issue.

In this article Ivan Bates, Associate Partner in the Board Practice speaks to two of these individuals to explore the practicalities of carbon reduction, and how the boardroom will need to adapt to the changes.

Signed in 2016, the Paris Agreement set the agenda for global carbon reductions, the long-term aim of which is to limit global temperature increases to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. In the aspiration to deliver on climate change, thirty of the world’s largest asset owners have signed up to cutting carbon emissions linked to companies they invest in by up to 29% within the next 4 years.

In parallel, asset managers are also pushing climate change as a priority, with Larry Fink, Chief Executive of Blackrock stating, “Climate change has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects … But awareness is rapidly changing, and I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance.”

To read more about this important issue click on this link.




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