Aeon Investment Management has just recently incorporated scenario analysis and/or modelling into its investment philosophy to analyse current and potential ESG risk factors, evaluate the fund's exposure in comparison to the market, and to test the fund's performance and position under transition scenarios.
We have recently started utilising several quantitative tools such as The Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment (“PACTA”) tool, The Transition Pathway Initiative (“TPI”), 2 Degrees Scenario Analysis etc. It should be noted that these PRI-recommended tools do however have limitations. Aeon Investment Management is mainly invested in South African stocks. The recommended tools do not cover a significant number of companies in developing markets e.g. South African-based companies and thus we are only able to obtain a limited amount of information on the analysis of these companies. Companies also only disclose a limited amount of environmental metrics to the public thus further increasing the limitations to the analysis. Aeon Investment Management has raised these issues with the research providers.