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Mapping the carbon leaders of the electricity world

Understanding the "how" in sustainable investment

When constructing a sustainable investment portfolio, the temptation is often to exclude all companies who are operating within carbon-intensive sectors, such as utilities. However, this negative screening approach will often exclude, unnecessarily in our view, enticing investment opportunities.

Making sustainable investments

In this report, we evaluate 40 of the largest US and European electric utility companies and by using a positive screening approach, rank companies within the sector and select those who are most advanced in their low-carbon journey. These Carbon Leaders have the potential to enhance returns without compromising the principles of sustainability investing. 

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Authors

Bhavna Khurana

Bhavna Khurana

With more than 11 years of financial and investment research experience, Bhavna is the client solutions architect for the Financial Services practice of The Smart Cube.

In her role, she acts as the relationship manager for key client accounts and is responsible for business development and designing of new financial research products and services for the practice. Bhavna is a certified Chartered Accountant (India) and a CFA charterholder. After spending more than 7 years in The Smart Cube’s Financial Research team in India, Bhavna now leads our financial services client solutions team from Chicago.