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  • Pete Smith

    Pete Smith

    Principal and Head of Sustainable Investment

  • Not sure where to start with your journey towards net zero? Let us answer your questions.


    Since the UK government declared a climate emergency and became the first major economy to commit to reducing emissions to net zero by 2050, sustainability has been rising on many agendas. We are seeing more and more net zero commitments from companies, cities, countries, organisations and investors.

    Alongside net zero commitments, we are also starting to see more short-term targets being announced, actions being taken and policy changes taking place to achieve these long-term commitments. The scrutiny on commitments by external groups is also rising – and with it the reputational risk for those making empty promises.

    At Barnett Waddingham, we have announced our net zero pledge, as we commit to doing the right thing for now, and over the longer term, to build a sustainable future.

    Set out in this document are the answers to some questions aimed at helping you better understand some of the terminology and thinking needed.

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