DWS Research Institute: Corporates and carbon neutrality approach
Corporates are leading the charge when it comes to carbon emission reduction and driving real world outcomes to address the climate crisis. This is welcome since listed companies are thought to be responsible for 40% of climate-warming emissions.
In many instances, multinational corporations are also tackling the most challenging part of their carbon emission footprint, namely the emissions associated with the activities of their suppliers. This presents significant challenges not least since these emissions typically reside in more opaque markets like China or India.
Companies are more likely to resolve the emission challenge when they pursue a variety of solutions, including investing equity in new renewable energy capacity. This allows companies to use their financial resources not only to green their supply chain but also to earn a financial return.