As demand for ESG and sustainable funds increases, so has the quantity and diversity of available investment products.
Too often, funds with a genuine commitment to being climate-conscious get lost in the crowd. To make matters worse, money managers have limited options for investments that directly regenerate the biosphere and thereby differentiate their products.
The Global Returns Portfolio is the first selection of diverse, effective and scalable not-for-profits directly regenerating the biosphere. Our world-class climate scientists have helped develop a proprietary methodology for curating the Portfolio like an investment fund.
We’ve made it easy to contribute to the Portfolio as a management company or from an investment fund’s fee structure. With a small contribution, fund managers can finally differentiate themselves while regenerating the biosphere on which all investments depend.
BEYOND SUSTAINABLE INVESTING ALONE
Sustainable funds are vital. But delivering clear environmental benefits remains a challenge even for the most conscientious fund managers.
Sustainable funds also face fundamental limitations in their ability to regenerate the biosphere.
Even the best impact investing cannot sue polluters, protect rainforests or defend precious marine ecosystems. It cannot deliver systemic solutions like advocacy and policy work.
True regenerators – like the not-for-profits in the Global Returns Portfolio – do not have these limitations. By regenerating the biosphere beyond sustainable investing, they offer a real opportunity to catch clients’ attention.
HOW IT WORKS
Arrange an introductory call to learn more about contributing to the Global Returns Portfolio – as a management company or within the fee structure of a fund.
The Global Returns Project (UK registered charity no. 1186683) runs the Portfolio. We direct 100% of contributions to the not-for-profits comprising the Portfolio, with no deductions. Our Trustees and a number of charitable trusts, foundations and individual donors fund our operating costs.
Calculating the proportion to contribute to the Portfolio – either from a management company or a particular product’s fee structure – is entirely up to you. Participating asset managers receive detailed six-monthly impact reports. Depending on how the arrangement is set up and the tax residency of the management company, the contribution may also be tax deductible in the management company.