5 Low-Carbon Stocks for ESG Investors

Some of the world's best-known companies have a low carbon risk, which could make them a good choice for investors looking to add sustainable stocks to their portfolio

James Gard 22 April, 2020 | 9:22AM

Carbon emissions

While the coronavirus crisis is the main preoccupation for investors right now, sustainability concerns have not gone away. ESG remains high on the corporate agenda, with Shell announcing on April 16 that is targeting "net zero" carbon emissions by 2050. Its chief executive said that while people are understandably focused on jobs and health at the moment, it is important not to lose sight of long-term challenges. 

For investors looking for more sustainable stocks to add into their portfolio, we have looked at five companies with a low or negligible carbon footprint, using a “Carbon Risk Score” provided by our data partner Sustainalytics.

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