Aksia's research teams assess various non-financial factors, including ESG, which have the potential to impact the risk and return profile of each investment opportunity considered. Generally, when evaluating the impact of ESG factors and trends, our teams may review various scenarios, which may include the implications of climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy.
In addition, Aksia seeks to identify and evaluate positive and negative ESG considerations as part of our investment and operational due diligence processes. Such considerations, both positive and negative, encompass potential material impact on the environment, including climate change.
Aksia factors in climate change in our due diligence reports. For example, we have previously highlighted funds/strategies that have substantial exposure to industries and sectors which are significant emitters of carbon dioxide and pollutants known to impact climate change.
Aksia has also worked with advisory clients to assist with sourcing and conducting due diligence on various climate change-related investment opportunities, including resource efficiency, sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy.