Ethical Investing, Carbon-Neutrality and the Internet-of-Things

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Environmentally-focused investors often consider climate risks and carbon emissions reduction. Current efforts to report and reduce emissions may prove insufficient to meet the 1.5°C Paris climate goal. Analysis suggests that emissions need to reduce by at least 40% by 2030. To avoid a Malthusian trap, companies need to develop strategies for carbon-neutral operations. Offsetting can help, but emissions reductions are preferable. Technologies associated with the internet-of-things may deliver 15-20% emissions reductions by 2030, mostly via energy and efficiencies, which is far less than the 40% required. IoT technologies can also help with data collection for climate models, and monitoring emissions activities by specific countries and firms to support attribution activities. Ethical investors can support companies that develop strategies for attaining zero emissions or carbon-neutrality. They can also help identify and support firms developing the IoT technologies that are contributing to the above areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on the Internet-of-Things and Smart Machinery (IoTsm 2018)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on the Internet-of-Things and Smart Machinery - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sept 20186 Sept 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on the Internet-of-Things and Smart Machinery
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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