ESG

Thornbridge firmly believes that the asset management industry needs to think harder about strategies, work closely with governments and focus its efforts on financing the right projects and advocating the right policies. Asset managers have become more vocal about dropping stocks that fail to address environmental issues but companies do not disappear because managers decide not to own them. Thornbridge manages the World Carbon Fund, the Hydrogen One Capital Growth fund and partners with the charity Rewilding Britain.

Our Funds and Partners
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The World Carbon Fund invests globally into the most liquid, regulated carbon markets or Emission Trading Systems (ETS). The fund objectives are to generate absolute returns with a low correlation plus a direct impact on climate change. 20% of performance fees are used to purchase and cancel carbon. A $5 million investment may remove 1,000 tonnes of CO2 which represents the carbon footprint of approximately 100 European individuals or a family office. To stimulate a reduction in emissions, there must be a price placed on carbon emissions. “Cap and Trade” Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) force companies to include the cost of carbon into their production cost. The total amount of carbon in each market is “capped” and the cap is reduced annually, guaranteeing reductions.

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Hydrogen One Capital Growth PLC

The Hydrogen One Capital Growth fund is the first London-listed investment fund dedicated to clean hydrogen. The fund is targeting a diversified portfolio of hydrogen assets, from investible universe of c.US$90bn, offering distinctive liquid access to private equity, difficult to access elsewhere. Clean hydrogen has a key role in decarbonisation for the energy transition, and improved air quality and policy makers and industry are converging on clean hydrogen as a core technology to deliver Net Zero and improved air quality. The Paris Agreement has led >30 countries to set out hydrogen policies and US$70bn of funding as part of Net Zero targets. New legislation underpins future investment into hydrogen. The growth in wind and solar energy globally is a major energy supply for new green hydrogen projects, now.

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Rewilding Britain

Think Big. Act Wild. Thornbridge is a corporate partner of Rewilding Britain. Rewilding is the process of restoring ecosystems to allow nature to thrive and encourage the return of threatened or rare species. Rewilding Britain was set up in 2015 to tackle the climate emergency and extinction crisis, reconnect people with the natural world and to help communities thrive. Rewilding Britain’s vision is to see rewilding flourishing across Great Britain and restore 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030. To do this, it aims to expand the scale, quality and connectivity of our native habitats by tackling the species extinction crisis, climate emergency, sustaining communities and reconnecting us with the natural world.  It encourages the return of threatened and missing species and embraces the ebb and flow of nature, allowing animals, plants, birds and the elements to shape our landscapes and habitats over time.