In 2007, Greenchip estimated that $2.5 trillion would be required annually through 2030 to finance a more sustainable global economy. Annual sustainable investment reached $784 billion in 2018.
Similarly, climate scientists with the United Nations estimated the world must invest $2.4* trillion USD in clean energy each year through 2035 to avoid catastrophic damage to the planet. In addition, in the 2017 World Energy Report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted the world would have to invest $3.5** trillion USD each year through 2050 to limit global temperatures from increasing 2oC above pre-industrial levels. While climate change is difficult to quantify, it is clear that a sustainable finance gap exists between current investment and what is needed to slow rising global temperatures. Greenchip and other environmental theme strategies work towards closing this gap.
“Investing in thematic strategies like Greenchip allows The Atmospheric Fund to use all of our endowment — not just the interest — to advance our low-carbon solutions mandate.”– Julia Langer, CEO TAF
“The foundations of resilient and healthy communities are built on sustainable ecosystems. Investing in the environment is a cornerstone of our mission.”– Terry Cooke, CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation
We founded Greenchip in 2007 on the premise that capital allocation was a crucial part of solving our greatest environmental challenges. We also believe it’s where superior returns could be found. Today, it is clear that every pension fund, foundation, and family that invests in Greenchip makes it easier to attract the next one, not just to our fund but to other environmental strategies as well. Forward-thinking investors help develop track records that demonstrate both positive returns and measurable impact. This early leadership is integral to closing the solutions investment gap and financing a more sustainable economy.
Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming, United Nations Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
**2017 World Energy Report, International Energy Association (IEA)