Man Group and Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment form climate research partnership

Man Group plc has announced its partnership with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) to conduct research addressing how climate impact is defined and measured in fixed income and equity portfolios.

Man Group and CCSI’s collaborative research aims to pinpoint practical gaps in methodologies and metrics related to tradable instruments. By articulating essential principles and standards, they aspire to establish a foundation for scalable impact measurement across all climate-solution-investing asset classes. “The need for this work appears particularly acute in the high-emission sectors,” they added.

According to Robert Furdak, chief investment officer for responsible investment at Man Group: “There has been increased issuance of green bonds and significant investment in decarbonisation technologies, however, the impact of these efforts is undermined by inconsistent definitions, metrics and measurement. Our joint research aims to bring rigour and greater standardisation when calculating the climate impact of public market securities.”

Man Group and CCSI will identify industry challenges, create solution-oriented frameworks, and host a symposium workshop for feedback from financial institutions, experts, standard setters, and Columbia faculty. The symposium aims to facilitate discussions on research findings, leading to a joint whitepaper outlining the agreed implementation methodology for achieving climate impact.

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