• Atmospheric CO2 /Parts per Million /Annual Averages /Data Source: noaa.gov

  • 1980338.91ppm

  • 1981340.11ppm

  • 1982340.86ppm

  • 1983342.53ppm

  • 1984344.07ppm

  • 1985345.54ppm

  • 1986346.97ppm

  • 1987348.68ppm

  • 1988351.16ppm

  • 1989352.78ppm

  • 1990354.05ppm

  • 1991355.39ppm

  • 1992356.1ppm

  • 1993356.83ppm

  • 1994358.33ppm

  • 1995360.18ppm

  • 1996361.93ppm

  • 1997363.04ppm

  • 1998365.7ppm

  • 1999367.8ppm

  • 2000368.97ppm

  • 2001370.57ppm

  • 2002372.59ppm

  • 2003375.14ppm

  • 2004376.96ppm

  • 2005378.97ppm

  • 2006381.13ppm

  • 2007382.9ppm

  • 2008385.01ppm

  • 2009386.5ppm

  • 2010388.76ppm

  • 2011390.63ppm

  • 2012392.65ppm

  • 2013395.39ppm

  • 2014397.34ppm

  • 2015399.65ppm

  • 2016403.09ppm

  • 2017405.22ppm

  • 2018407.62ppm

  • 2019410.07ppm

  • 2020412.44ppm

  • 2021414.72ppm

  • 2022418.56ppm

  • 2023421.08ppm

Gary Lintott told Net Zero Investor more and more asset owners, particularly pension funds, want to check and verify net zero claims
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Asset owners increasingly verify net zero claims as portfolio transparency demands swell

More and more asset owners harness a strict and adaptive reporting system as it helps them to identify, verify and implement net zero principles in their investment portfolios

Content Tags: Pensions  ESG  Disclosures  US  UK 

The uptake of net zero principles as part of a mature investment strategy has soared in recent years, with societal, political and regulatory charges to create a more environmentally-friendly green finance climate standing at the forefront of most asset owners' minds in the UK, US and across Europe. 

In fact, a recent survey conducted by PwC revealed that 76% of investors would discontinue relationships with companies that treat the environment poorly, highlighting the pivotal importance of net zero standards in corporates' investment strategies.

As a result, there is increased scrutiny and a fast-growing appetite for more transparency, data and reporting requirements. 

Time for Net Zero Investor to sit down with Gary Lintott, chief operating officer at fu3e, a London-based adaptive management reporting and risk management solution firm.

Lintott told this publication that more and more asset owners harness a strict, defined and adaptive reporting system as it helps them to identify, process and implement streamlined green strategies in their portfolios, amidst rising regulatory pressure and member expectations, particularly within pension funds.

Firstly, there is a fierce anti-ESG wind blowing through the finance space, particularly in the States, while, at the same time, many asset owners and their corporates globally have endorsed net zero commitments. So what is going on? Are they acting on them?

Many companies have signed up to be net zero compliant, but it's still unclear how much they're doing. Some organisations have achieved their ESG goals, but some may not be fully on board due to competing demands or lack of funds. To move forward, clear, and responsible reporting on ESG performance is key. 

Investors and stakeholders demand more transparency, while corporates make net zero commitments part of their core investment strategy, with defined goals, targets, and action plans to get progress going. Consistently focusing on sustainability is critical for lasting change.


Many companies have signed up to be net zero compliant, but it's still unclear how much they're doing.

Gary Lintott

Net zero is not becoming any less important. The Covid-19 crisis has made it clear how essential net zero is for creating long-term value for businesses and communities, giving businesses more chances to come up with sustainable solutions.

So how can asset owners ensure they continue to prioritise their commitments to net zero and sustainability amid other competing or urgent issues?

Asset owners should keep sustainability a priority by adding it to their strategy, fostering a culture of sustainability, tracking their progress, involving people from outside the company, and connecting sustainability to their risk management. Investors can stay focused on sustainability by establishing clear objectives, collaborating with stakeholders, tracking performance, and managing sustainability-related risks.

Many pension funds and other investors have told this publication more sophisticated and adaptive reporting systems are the way forward. So how do they enable businesses to become more environmentally friendly?

Adaptive report systems can assist asset owners, investors and businesses in becoming more eco-friendly by locating problems, monitoring things live, measuring results, automating reportage, and getting people involved. These systems let organisations lessen their environmental impact and boost their sustainability goals. 


By comparing performance to industry standards and getting stakeholders involved, asset owners can get corporates to back their sustainability goals.

Gary Lintott

Real-time data and automated reporting can lighten the load of sustainability reporting and free up resources for other sustainability projects. Plus, by comparing performance to industry standards and getting stakeholders involved, asset owners can get corporates to back their sustainability goals and really move towards their environmental targets. In the end, systems can help businesses stay sustainable and generate long-term value for all stakeholders.

Let's stay with data for a second. So how does the use of real-time data support and improve ESG reporting capabilities for organisations?

Real-time data can have a significant impact on an organisation’s ESG reporting capabilities. By providing up-to-date information on an organisation’s environmental, social, and governmental ESG initiatives. Real-time data can also help organisations identify ESG issues and risks as they arise, allowing them to take corrective action before these issues become more serious. 

By leveraging real-time data, organisations can stay agile and anticipate changing trends in ESG and stakeholder expectations, adjusting their strategies and initiatives as required to stay ahead of the competition. The strategic use of real-time data can help organisations to make better decisions, deliver improved ESG outcomes and foster long-term value for all stakeholders.

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