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BlackRockin kiertotalousrahasto keräsi yli 900 miljoonaa dollaria ensimmäisenä vuotenaan

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Ensimmäisessä kiertotalouden vastuullisuusraportissa seurataan rahaston sijoituskohteiden edistymistä kohti vastuullisuustavoitteitaan

BlackRock Circular Economy -kiertotalousrahasto keräsi yli 900 miljoonan dollarin[1] sijoitukset ensimmäiseen vuosipäiväänsä mennessä. Rahasto tuotiin markkinoille lokakuussa 2019 yhdessä kansainvälisen kiertotalouden ajatusjohtajan Ellen MacArthur -säätiön (EMF) kanssa. Rahasto tunnistaa järjestelmällisesti yhtiöitä, jotka edistävät ilmastonmuutoksen, biologisen monimuotoisuuden vähenemisen ja muovisaasteen kaltaisten ongelmien ratkaisemista.

Rahasto sijoittaa yrityksiin, jotka voivat tuottaa laajoja osakemarkkinoita paremmin kiertotalouspainotuksensa ansiosta. Kiertotalous on tapa kehittää taloutta niin, että yritykset, yhteiskunta ja ympäristö hyötyvät yhtä lailla.

BlackRock on tunnistanut kolmenlaisia yrityksiä, jotka edistävät kiertotaloutta ja joihin BGF Circular Economy -rahasto sijoittaa:

  • MAHDOLLISTAJAT: Yritykset, jotka tuottavat uusia innovatiivisia ratkaisuja suoraan yrityksille ja kuluttajille kiertotalouden soveltamisen mahdollistamiseksi.
  • OMAKSUJAT: Yritykset, jotka omaksuessaan kiertotalouden periaatteet vaikuttavat mielekkäästi ja positiivisesti arvoonsa.
  • HYÖTYJÄT: Yritykset, jotka toimittavat vaihtoehtoisia materiaaleja tai palveluita kiertotalouden edistämiseksi.

Kun lineaarisessa taloudessa tuotteet on usein suunniteltu käytettäväksi lyhyen aikaa ja heitettäväksi tämän jälkeen pois, kiertotalous taas on luonteeltaan uudistava. Kiertotalous perustuu kolmeen periaatteeseen: tuotteiden suunnittelussa minimoidaan jätteet ja saasteet, tuotteet ja materiaalit pidetään käytössä ja luonnonympäristöä uudistetaan. 

Seuratakseen rahaston salkkuyritysten vastuullisuustyön edistymistä sekä korostaakseen viimeisimpiä kiertotaloussitoumuksia BGF Circular Economy -rahasto on julkistanut ensimmäisen Circular Economy sustainability -raportin[2], joka julkaistaan puolivuosittain yhdessä Ellen MacArthur -säätiön kanssa.

Raportin ydinkohdat [3]:

  • 44 % yrityksistä, joihin rahasto sijoittaa, on kiertotalouden OMAKSUJIA eri toimialoilla.
  • BlackRockin mukaan kiertotaloudella voi olla myönteinen vaikutus laajaan joukkoon toimialoja ja se voi tarjota kasvumahdollisuuksia yrityksille, joilla on hyvät edellytykset edistää ilmastonmuutoksen, biologisen monimuotoisuuden vähenemisen ja muovisaasteiden muodostamien ongelmien ratkaisemista.
  • Kolmen tekijän yhdistyminen vie todennäköisesti kiertotalouteen siirtymistä eteenpäin. Nämä tekijät ovat sääntelyn lisääntyminen, kuluttajien käyttäytymisen muuttuminen vastuullisia vaihtoehtoja suosivaksi ja yritysten painopisteen siirtyminen kiertotalouden periaatteisiin.
  • BlackRock uskoo, että ympäristöön, sosiaaliseen vastuuseen ja hyvään hallintotapaan (ESG) liittyvien tekijöiden vahva johtaminen voi korreloida positiivisesti korkeampien riskikorjattujen tuottojen kanssa.
  • Raportissa on kolme tapauskuvausta, joissa kuvataan OMAKSUJA-yritysten edistymistä

Evy Hambro, temaattisista ja toimialasijoituksista BlackRockissa maailmanlaajuisesti vastaava johtaja sanoo: “Seuraamme yritysten edistymistä kiertotaloudessa, ja aktiivisesti oleellista tietoa esimerkiksi muovisaasteen määrästä, tuotteiden kestävyydestä, kierrätettyjen ja uudistuvien raaka-aineiden käytöstä raportoivien yritysten määrä kasvaa joka vuosi, mikä on rohkaisevaa. Uskomme BlackRockissa, että edistyksellisimmin ja innovatiivisimmin jätteen määrää, uusiutumattomien raaka-aineiden käyttöä ja saasteita vähentävät yritykset voivat myös tarjota huomattavia tuottoja sijoittajille. Kun eri toimialat siirtyvät kiertotalouteen aiempaa enemmän, muutos tuo uusia kasvun lähteitä.”

Thomas Fekete, BlackRockin vastuullisen sijoittamisen strategian ja tuotteiden johtaja EMEA-alueella sanoo: “Eri puolilla maailmaa valtioiden elvytystoimenpiteiden – kärjessään EU:n vihreän kehityksen ohjelma (Green Deal) – tarkoituksena on kiihdyttää siirtymistä kiertotalouteen, suojella biologista monimuotoisuutta ja vähentää saastumista. Kun astumme uuteen elpymisen ja uudistumisen aikakauteen, kiertotalousaloitteet yhdessä innovaatioiden ja kestävän infrastruktuurin kanssa nousevat korkealle sijoittajien prioriteeteissa niiden tarjoamien tuottomahdollisuuksien vuoksi.”

Circular Economy sustainability -raportti liitteenä.

Lisätietoja kiertotaloudesta: Understanding the importance of the Circular Economy

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BLACKROCK CIRCULAR ECONOMY FUND RAISES OVER US$900 MILLIONIN FIRST YEAR SINCE LAUNCH

Inaugural Circular Economy Sustainability report maps progress made by the companies the Fund invests in towards key sustainability targets and circularity commitments

The BlackRock Circular Economy Fund has raised over US$900 million ahead of its first anniversary. Launched in October 2019 in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), an international thought leader on the circular economy, the fund has a framework to identify the companies that are making headway to address climate change, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution.

The Fund invests in companies that can outperform broad equity markets due to their exposure to the growing Circular Economy theme - an approach to economic development designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment.

BlackRock has identified three groups of companies driving the Circular Economy theme, in which the BGF Circular Economy Fund invests:

  • ENABLERS: Companies that deliver new, innovative solutions directly aimed at enabling the adoption of circularity by businesses and consumers.
  • ADOPTERS: Companies that adopt the principles of the circular economy in a manner that has a meaningful and positive impact on their value.
  • BENEFICIARIES: Companies that supply alternative materials or services that contribute to a circular economy.

In contrast to the linear economy, where products are often designed to be used for a short time and then thrown away in a ‘take-make-waste’ system, the circular economy is regenerative by design. The circular economy is built on three principles: designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

In order to charter the progress of investee companies’ sustainability targets and emphasize recent circularity commitments, the BGF Circular Economy Fund has published its inaugural Circular Economy sustainability report[4], which will be published every six months and produced in conjunction with EMF.

Highlights from the report:

  • 44% of the companies the Fund invests in are ADOPTERS of Circular Economy practices across different industries
  • BlackRock believes that the Circular Economy could have a positive impact in a wide number of sectors, and may present growth opportunities to well-positioned businesses that are making headway to address climate change, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution
  • The shift to a Circular Economy is likely to be driven by the confluence of three key factors — increasing regulation, changing consumer preferences favouring sustainable alternatives and corporate responses to focus on circular practices
  • BlackRock believes there may be a positive correlation between strong management of ESG factors and improved risk-adjusted returns
  • The report includes three case studies to illustrate ADOPTERS’ progress

Evy Hambro, Global Head of Thematic and Sector Investing at BlackRock, comments: “As we measure the progress companies make towards a Circular Economy, it is encouraging that the number of companies that are proactively disclosing relevant metrics such as plastic pollution, product durability, recycled and renewable inputs is rising each year. At BlackRock, we believe that the companies that are the most progressive and innovative in reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, of non-renewable resources consumed and pollution generated, may also generate significant returns for investors. As industries become more circular, this shift is introducing new sources of growth and opportunities from disruption.”

Thomas Fekete, EMEA Head of Strategy and Products for Sustainable Investing at BlackRock added: “Around the world, governments’ recovery stimulus, led by the EU’s Green Deal, is set to accelerate the transition to a Circular Economy, protect biodiversity and cut pollution. As we enter a new era of recovery and regeneration, Circular Economy initiatives, together with sustainable infrastructure and innovation, will rank high among investors’ priorities given the value generation opportunities they provide.”

For more on Circular Economy see link below or get in touch.

Understanding the importance of the Circular Economy

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[1]BGF Circular Economy -rahaston hallinnoimat varat (AUM) olivat 905,517 miljoonaa dollaria 11.9.2020.

[2] 3 BlackRock Circular Economy Progress Report, kesäkuu 2020

BlackRock Circular Economy Progress Report, June 2020


 
 

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