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White Paper

Net-Zero Investment

August 9, 2022

Commitments aimed at mitigating climate change are on the rise among global investment institutions.

This white paper examines ways in which stakeholders throughout the institutional asset management industry are joining forces to ramp up the effort to mitigate climate change and quell the rise in average global temperatures. This growing alliance between asset allocators and investment managers is perhaps no more evident than in key industry stakeholders’ deepening commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.

Key Highlights

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Explore Progress Toward the Net-Zero Goal

49% of European institutional asset owners plan to make a formal net-zero commitment within the next two years, compared to 31% in Asia and 29% in the U.S.

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Understand Regulations and Industry Coalitions

European governments are imposing the strictest climate-based regulations upon the asset management industry, whereas regulatory bodies in the U.S. and Asia are at various stages of implementation.

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Examine Portfolio-Level Action

Firm-specific risk monitoring, allocations to sustainable investments, and decarbonization strategies are becoming increasingly sophisticated and more pointed as better, more granular data is collected.

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Report Authors

David Fletcher

David Fletcher

Associate Director

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David Fletcher

David Fletcher

Associate Director

Dave oversees the editorial production process for The Cerulli Report series and The Cerulli Edges and contributes articles to the U.S. and Global Edge publications. He also supports Cerulli’s marketing and design team, including writing and editing white papers, reviewing press releases, website copy, social media, videos, and promotional media.

Prior to joining Cerulli, Dave produced and edited content for a variety of websites, publishing companies, and media developers.

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Michele Giuditta, CFA

Michele Giuditta, CFA

Director

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Michele Giuditta, CFA

Michele Giuditta, CFA

Director

Michele is a director of the Institutional practice and leads research for annual reports and strategic consulting engagements. She specializes in environmental, social, and governance investing and outsourced CIO research.

Prior to joining Cerulli Associates, Michele worked at Cambridge Associates as an Associate Director in the Client Relationship Management Group. Additionally, she worked at Manulife Asset Management in the Institutional Investment Sales & Services Group, and held roles in Product Management and Client Relationship Management. She began her career as an analyst in the Investment Policy & Research Group at John Hancock.

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Justina Deveikyte, CAIA

Justina Deveikyte, CAIA

Director

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Justina Deveikyte, CAIA

Justina Deveikyte, CAIA

Director

Justina joined Cerulli Associates in February 2014 and heads the European Institutional Asset Management research practice. In her role, she is responsible for all research activities relating to institutional investors, the firm’s analysis of alternative investments, the newly created environmental, social, governance (ESG) section, and all data-science-based activities. She also contributes to multiple strategic consulting engagements and The Cerulli Edge series.

Justina is the lead author of several Cerulli reports, covering insurance, retirement, ESG, and alternative investments. Throughout her career, she has successfully developed partnerships with industry associations and has presented at several conferences and events across the Europe.

Prior to joining Cerulli, Justina was a Financial Manager and Global Analyst at Global Food Consulting; she previously has provided professional advice on banking products, including unit-linked insurance and third-pillar pension products at SEB Bank Group.

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Leena Dagade

Leena Dagade

Associate Director

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Leena Dagade

Leena Dagade

Associate Director

Based in Cerulli's Singapore office, Leena is responsible for retail research in the Asian asset management industry. She is the lead analyst for the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) research practice in Asia and contributes to Asian institutional reports, Cerulli Edge publications, and consulting projects.  

Prior to joining Cerulli, she was a deputy editor for an online financial publishing firm, covering the asset and wealth management industry in Asia. Previously, she worked with a real-time financial news and market data firm and an asset management company. 

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