Whereas climate change threatened oil and gas companies more or less indiscriminately until now, actual methane measurements will cause lower-emitting companies to stand apart. More broadly, we believe the increased transparency on methane has the potential to disrupt the valuation of companies in many sectors beyond the oil & gas industry. For sustainability leaders, the war focus on methane could turn into an opportunity because investors increasingly rank corporations on their ESG performance, and many exchange traded funds are being created on that basis. But the voluntary disclosure of environmental data is inadequate in spite of industry efforts to achieve greater transparency.
THE INCREASED VISIBILITY ON A COMPANY’S ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT ALLOWS INVESTORS TO:
Investors can be a catalyst for change by engaging with the management of companies in their portfolio. The Methane Watch provides shareholders with the data — on specific assets, companies and industries — needed to discuss ambitious but realistic mitigation targets and the measures to achieve.
Demand for low-carbon investments is increasing. The Methane Watch, together with our broader GHG product offering, provide asset managers with a 3rd party, independent data source to determine the GHG footprint of a portfolio.
Compare the carbon intensity of companies relative to their sector is an important part of the investment screening process. The Methane Watch helps investors to assess the carbon intensity of individual companies and to identify the industry leaders.