Carbon Emissions Disclosure
An enduring aspect of Platinum's investment approach continues to be the analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations to investing. Sound corporate governance is vital to a company's long-term viability, growth and profitability. The social licence for a business to operate is nowhere more critical today than where this overlaps with the environment and particularly climate change*.
Understandably, you may therefore be keen to know how your investments with Platinum play a part. As outlined below, each Platinum Trust Fund and the Platinum Global Fund provides a monthly estimate of their exposures to carbon emissions in their investment portfolios. As an investor, you may wish to use this information to consider ways in which you can offset the emissions generated by your investments.
*We believe in and support decarbonisation but note that this is a gradual process. Hence, for the moment, fossil fuels are not on our exclusion list, which currently comprises tobacco and munitions. However, to the extent we have investments in carbon intensive areas, the companies are scrutinised.