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Shifting the dial on money’s climate impact

The climate crisis gives investors and shareholders an ethical conundrum - should they divest from fossil fuel companies? And if they don’t, how should they engage with the firms in which they remain invested in order to drive a transition toward more climate-conscious practices? And, particularly at a time of turmoil in international energy markets, how can they resolve the age-old trilemma between energy security, affordability and environmental impact?

The Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative, which ran from 2015 to 2021, was established to answer these questions, and to help investors accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. This is the story of its work, and its impact.

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