"We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change – and it has to start today. " - Greta Thunberg
Around the world, we can see with that floods ravish the lands, heatwaves and forest fires destroy communities, and other extreme weather events occur more frequently and more violently than ever before. The pandemic was the final wake up call the world needed to take decisive steps in tackling this looming world problem. Despite the opportunities, we are not acting fast enough. Countries need to collaborate in the common goal and commit to clear actions to follow and targets to achieve.
The finance sectors have a responsibility to commit their actions to playing their part in ensuring a sustainable future. We must divert funds and fuel the those who are committed to change.
What we believe at JS Wealth
Our clients have particular requirements and ESG scores simply don't offer much value in tackling their concerns and helping their investments to have an impact on this world. We need to go much deeper. It starts with a vision, their vision, and how they want to change the world using the wealth they have. It could be helping to slow down climate change, the war against poverty, promoting a meat-free world, promoting diversity and equality, recycling and plastics, or the fight against fast-fashion. Whatever our clients beliefs and passions, we create bespoke solutions to help them change the world for a better place for future generations.
We are open to joint fundraisers and welcome investors who have a particular passion for sustainability projects around the world.
For nearly three decades, the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority.
To achieve our climate goals, every company, every financial firm, every bank, insurer and investor will need to change.
Countries need to manage the increasing impacts of climate change on their citizens’ lives and they need the funding to do it.
The scale and speed of the changes we need to make will require all forms of finance:
1. Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century.
To deliver on these stretching targets, countries will need to:
2. Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
The climate is already changing and it will continue to change even as we reduce emissions, with devastating effects.
At COP26 we need to work together to enable and encourage countries affected by climate change to:
3. Mobilise finance
To deliver on our first two goals, developed countries must make good on their promise to mobilise at least $100bn in climate finance per year by 2020.
International financial institutions must play their part and we need work towards unleashing the trillions in private and public sector finance required to secure global net zero.
4. Work together to deliver
We can only rise to the challenges of the climate crisis by working together.
At COP26 we must:
The United Nations has named 17 Sustainble Developement Goals for UN member states to to adopt and provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for the people and the planet. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
At JS Wealth, our founder, Jason Yau, always talks about keeping one eye on the present and one eye on the future. We believe that sustainability has been and still is one of those key factors we are aware of and incorporated into our investment approach. Whilst ESG is not a priority for every client, sustainability is deeply rooted in future outcomes and affects how we leave this world to future generations. Sustainability is not just a trend, it is symbolises a new era of forward-thinking and the protection of future generations.
We face our greatest threat to mankind with soaring temperatures, extreme weather patterns, and uncertain food supplies.