La Financière de l’Echiquier
La Financière de l’Echiquier is a global boutique asset management company headquartered in Paris with offices in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, and the Benelux countries. It joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative on 29 March 2021 and its initial target disclosure was published on 1 November 2021.
Percentage of assets covered by the Net Zero Asset Managers Commitment Statement
50% of total AUM (USD $17.4 billion)
Information on interim target(s) covering the proportion of assets to be managed in line with net zero
Portfolio decarbonisation reference baseline
138.8tCO2/m€ of enterprise value
Portfolio decarbonisation reference target
50% reduction in weighted average carbon intensity (WACI) vs baseline = 70tCO2/m€ of enterprise value
GHG scopes included:
We will use data on scope 1 and 2, and scope 3 when available with our data provider Carbon 4 Finance which prioritize the bottom up analysis of high carbon intensive sectors.
Net Zero Investment Framework
P2 emission pathway of the IPCC 1.5-degree report
Proportion of AUM committed:
50% AUM corresponds to our SRI funds for which carbon emissions reduction is part of the investment philosophy and customer demand. It is consequently the maximum proportion for which we are confident to reach the targets. We are working with fund managers to increase the proportion of SRI AUM.
Policy on coal and other fossil fuel investments:
Yes, for more information see our coal policy.
Target setting: We commit to reduce the carbon intensity of our portfolios by encouraging companies to reduce their emissions through engagement rather than selection or allocation. We monitor the carbon footprint of each of our portfolios through our data provider Carbon 4 Finance and identified the most emissive issuers within our scope who become our priority for engagement.
Finally, we aim to increase our investments in climate solutions companies