Science-based targets resource centre

Report and key findings

Building on our previous insights, in our latest research we surveyed the views of 125 influencers in alternative investment funds (AIFs) to see progress made in adopting science-based targets (SBTs) given worsening economic conditions.

Our survey revealed that economic conditions have provided an additional barrier to the adoption of SBTs since last year, and that the urgency among AIFs who have yet to implement them has slowed. 

But the industry’s strategic commitment to net zero is unchanged and SBTs can support achieving long-term ESG investment goals.

Watch the key findings report and webinar videos

Snapshot of key findings from the report

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A deep dive into our SBT report

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SBT case studies

Science-based targets: data hurdles and regulatory demands

ESG experts at KPMG UK (Crown Dependencies and UK) explore the role of private equity firms in steering businesses towards more sustainable practices to transition to a low carbon economy and the challenges they face.

22 Nov 2023

Real estate funds and the challenge of science-based targets.

Paul Sutcliffe, founder and Chief Operating Officer sustainability consultancy Evora, shares his thoughts on the importance of investors talking early action to mitigate future risks and how to overcome the challenges.

02 Nov 2023

Hg’s journey towards net zero with science-based targets

Caroline Löfgren, Chief Sustainability Officer at Hg, a leading investor in European and transatlantic software and services businesses, shares her experience of collaborating with the Science Based Initiative to become an early adopter of science-based targets, paving the way for other private equity firms to drive decarbonisation.

10 Sep 2023

How can we help

At RBS International, part of NatWest Group, we’ve made tackling climate change a strategic priority and continue to champion a more sustainable economy for the customers and communities we serve. 

We recognise that the transition must be a collaborative effort, and supporting our customers in their own journey to net zero sits at the heart of our purpose-led strategy.

We believe that open dialogue is a key enabler of future success, and we share our own experiences readily as all financial institutions grapple with the complex and pervasive impact of climate change. 

We encourage you to get in touch with either your Relationship Director or our in-house ESG specialists to find out more.