The MSCI Net-Zero Tracker - October 2021

A quarterly gauge of progress by the world’s listed companies toward curbing climate risk 

The world’s listed companies must act now to drive their greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero. With delegates preparing to gather in Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, we estimate that emissions of listed companies would cause temperatures to rise by 3 degrees Celsius (3°C) above preindustrial levels. That will not prevent a climate disaster. Nor will it work for investors who aim to cut emissions associated with their investments in half, just nine years from now, and to net-zero in the coming decades. 

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