- The Big Issue has partnered with Aberdeen Standard Investments to launch a new fund that invests ONLY in companies working to solve the climate crisis and help to create a cleaner, more sustainable world
- The fund searches the globe for companies where at least HALF of their revenue comes from solutions to climate change and other urgent environmental challenges
- Fifth of net revenue goes back into The Big Issue to support its social mission
- Held to account by a new Climate Advisory Group, which includes Nigel Kershaw OBE, Chair of The Big Issue Group, and 24-year-old climate activist Jouja Maamri
The Big Issue Group (TBIG), in partnership with Aberdeen Standard Investments, has launched a new fund offering people the chance to invest in solving climate change.
The Multi-Asset Climate Solutions (MACS) Fund actively searches the globe for companies that get at least half of their revenue from climate change solutions and other key environmental challenges. Currently, less than five per cent of the world’s companies fit the bill.
A fifth of the net revenue from the fund will be reinvested back into The Big Issue to help support its mission of dismantling poverty for now and future generations.
A multi-asset fund enables investors to invest across a range of different assets classes. MACS therefore provides investors with the opportunity to actively participate in the climate shift whilst spreading risk across equities, bonds and real estate.
While its focus is on solutions, the fund won’t invest in any companies involved in activities that harm people or the planet. These include fossil fuels, tobacco, weapons, unethical practices such as child labour, and companies which have high carbon emissions.
A new Climate Advisory Group has been set up to ensure the fund ‘walks the talk’. It is made up of respected environmental, policy and finance experts and climate activists from TBIG and ASI.