“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” as the saying goes. As we address the energy and environmental transition - which will happen whether we like it or not - we strive to better measure it, in order to make better investments. Leveraging on the experience gained when we developed the CEET (Contribution to the Energy and Environmental Transition), created in 2015 for our positive impact fund Sycomore Eco Solutions, we improved and extended the methodology in 2016, which then became the Net Environmental Contribution in 2017.
This is a new advanced metric that enables us to measure the strategic alignment of a given business with the energy and environmental transition. Using tangible data, it provides a snapshot, at a given moment, of the net environmental contribution of any business activity and can be aggregated at the company, portfolio or index levels.
Using tangible data, it provides a snapshot, at a given moment, of the net environmental contribution of any business activity
2018 will be Sycomore AM’s first year with the NEC. A tool which is proving to be a useful compass to measure our impact and to separate out, within our portfolios, the winners and pioneers from the green-washers or the corporate dinosaurs, struggling beneath the weight of their ecological debts. I am convinced this tool will also be of great use to our clients.
We have therefore dedicated this edition of our Responsible Way to the Net Environmental Contribution. We gathered insights from the CEOs of Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, and of Renault Environnement, Jean-Philippe Hermine; these companies are addressing the energy and environmental transition with a very clear vision and strategy. Pascal Canfin, MD of WWF France, also argues why he believes finance is on the front line of change.
It also seemed relevant that we present our own initiatives and ambitions in this fascinating and useful area!
We wish you a pleasant read !