SDG 13: Climate action

Join Suresh Singh as he learns more about how to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The effects of climate change are becoming consistently visible across countries and continents, disrupting economies and affecting lives and livelihoods. Climate change is caused by human activity which produces CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gasses. These emissions result in globally increased average surface temperatures and have the potential to harm every ecosystem. 

The time for action is now. Sustainable Development Goal 13 strives to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” by limiting global warming to below 2˚ C by 2030. In December 2015, the world took a significant step by adopting the Paris Agreement, whereby all countries committed to taking climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7.6% each year from 2020.  

2010-2019 was the warmest decade ever reported, bringing catastrophic wildfires, storms, floods and drought. From 2013 to 2016, global climate-related financial flows saw a 17% increase, largely due to private investment in renewable energy. However, investment in fossil fuels continues to be higher than investment in climate activities.  As countries move towards rebuilding their economies post Covid-19, they need to consider clean, green, healthy, safe, and more resilient recovery plans. As individuals, our awareness, acceptance of responsibility and action are key to us playing our part.

Join Suresh as he learns about the importance of climate action, tutored by Malcolm Preston, adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management.

SDG 13: Meet Suresh

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The Fund’s impact on SDG 13

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Invest in a fund that strives to have a 100% net positive impact, aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Fund’s impact on SDG 13

Our Global Sustainable Equity Fund has an impact rating of 2.5 on climate change.

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SDG 13: Suresh Singh - Author

Meet the class

Meet Suresh Singh

Author, teacher and trained architect, former punk rocker from the East end of London. Suresh is affectionately known as the Cockney Sikh.

Meet the tutor, Malcolm Preston

Malcolm Preston is adjunct professor of Social Impact, Kellogg School of Management and visiting Faculty to the Harvard Executive Education Sustainability Leadership Programme. He was the global head of sustainability services at PWC and is a sustainability adviser to several large international businesses. Malcolm has delivered keynote contributions at the Rio +20 Summit, the World Bank, the New York Stock Exchange and the United Nations. Malcolm was at the UN Summit in 2015 when the global sustainable development goals were adopted.

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