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CQS is a credit-specialist asset manager, with responsible multi strategy credit at the heart of our business. CQS joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative in November 2021 and made its Initial Target Disclosure in November 2022.

Initial Target Disclosure: November 2022

53% of total AUM

initially committed to be managed in line with net zero

USD $9.4 billion

currently committed to be managed in line with net zero

Information on interim target(s) covering the proportion of assets to be managed in line with net zero



Portfolio decarbonisation reference baseline

31 December 2019 (or the CQS inception date, where the CQS inception date is after 31 December 2019).



Portfolio decarbonisation reference target

-50% portfolio emissions in intensity terms.


Engagement threshold target

70% of financed emissions to be either net zero, net zero aligned or subject to direct or collective engagement and stewardship actions by 2025.

GHG scopes included:

Scope 1 and 2 emissions are covered by our interim decarbonisation targets. We intend to include Scope 3 emissions
progressively over time as data quality improves.


Net Zero Investment Framework


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) 1.5°C Pathway highlighted in ‘The Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC Working Group III’ and ‘Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change’.

Additional information

Proportion of AUM committed:

This proportion of AUM represents assets held in our pooled fund offering that is classified as Article 8 (or in the process of
being classified as Article 8) under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. CQS has taken a whole of funds approach.

Policy on coal and other fossil fuel investments:

The CQS pooled funds that are classified as Article 8 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation have a thermal coal and oil sands exclusion policy, with revenue thresholds. Due to our client-led approach, we do not have a firm-wide fossil fuel exclusion policy.