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It has been over a year since our daily lives were modified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The shutdown of our countries’ activities has already had heavy effects on the economy, education, mental health, and has brought to light models that are probably here to stay, at least in some forms.
Geneva-based specialist asset manager QUAERO CAPITAL has seen its thematic fund Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Accessible Clean Energy A USD ranked Nr 1 in Europe over 5 years by the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Europe 2021 in the “Equity Theme – Alternative Energy” category.
Cette chronique de Jean Keller est parue dans Le Temps du 12 avril 2021. Lire l’article en PDF.
Les amateurs de sensations fortes ont été à la fête depuis quelque temps, avec une série d’événements qui ont rappelé à quel point la hausse des marchés financiers reposait sur un mélange de complaisance et de déni. Alors, comme des consommateurs lassés des aliments hyper-transformés qui retrouveraient le goût des produits naturels, il est peut-être temps de se concentrer à nouveau sur des recettes éprouvées pour préserver notre santé financière.
QUAERO CAPITAL has brought its Luxembourg funds into compliance with the new European SFDR1 regulation on sustainability disclosure, confirming its strong commitment to responsible investment. While sustainable funds have proven to be superior in terms of performance, the new European directive will effectively combat the “greenwashing” that plagues the industry.
December 2020 was the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate accord, marked by a climate summit held in the UK with 70 world leaders. In advance of this milestone, the UK threw down the gauntlet to other countries by elevating their emissions reduction target to 68% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, 11% higher than the previous target. These targets are considered the second toughest in the world, following only those of Sweden.
Bill Gates recently published his new book, a green manifesto called ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster’. We’re still reading our copy but we believe a core element to this manifesto is noteworthy – addressing the price differential between a fossil-fuel-based way of doing something and the clean, non-emitting way of doing the same thing – what Mr Gates calls the Green Premium.