Using Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) metrics in a climate-aligned global equity portfolio – Fulcrum Asset Management

This note outlines what the ITR is, how it differs from backward-looking metrics and how it can construct a core, diversified global equity portfolio aligned to the Paris Agreement’s below 2°C temperature target.

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... There has been a large increase in discussions around the use of ITR metrics this year. In short, there is no bigger macro and socio-economic challenge than mitigating the dramatic and imminent effects of climate change.

In this thought leadership article Fulcrum Asset Management outline how a forward-looking ITR metric can be useful in balancing climate-alignment with expected returns and diversification benefits in global equities. Moreover, they outline how it is possible to have a weighted average portfolio temperature that is below 2°C and also highly diversified across sectors and regions.

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