As a part of our investment process, we evaluate the climate related risks of each of the potential investments. The framework is centered around two possible climate scenarios: 1) global warming of two degrees and 2) four degrees Celsius by 2100, respectively. In assessing the two-degree-scenario we focus on identifying and, up to certain level, quantifying transition risks and opportunities, emphasis being on the risks. In assessing the four-degree-scenario, we focus on identifying and quantifying (when possible) physical risks and opportunities brought on by the changing climate, emphasis of the analysis being once again on the risks.
The analysis is based mostly on our previous knowledge of the industry, opinions presented by trusted experts, material provided by the company and discussions with company representatives.
Special emphasis is laid on analyzing the preparedness of the company for both of our scenarios. We probe the awareness and prioritizing on the board level, quality and depth of reporting on climate risks as well as actual or planned measures for mitigating those risks.
The outcome of our analysis serve as an input for our investment decision process and helps us better contextualize the valuation of the company.