Responsible Investment

Hydrogen displaces fossil fuels, reducing CO2 and improving air quality

At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference 196 countries agreed to reduce their carbon output as soon as possible and to do their best to keep global warming to well below 2 degrees C, and pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees C. There is broad consensus that this will require emissions to be net zero by latest 2050.

Hydrogen has a vital role to play in this, and it can replace fossil fuels in transport, industrial energy, as a feedstock, and in heating.

Equally importantly, the uptake of hydrogen, alongside battery electric in cars, trucks and trains, can have a substantial impact on improving air quality in cities. According to the WHO, some 4 million premature deaths per year occur due to poor air quality today.

HydrogenOne Capital has a powerful environment – social – governance investment case (ESG), in particular supporting three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By excluding sectors such as fossil fuels producers, focusing strongly on energy transition themes, and proactively engaging with our investments and other stakeholders more broadly, we aim to deliver competitive returns and a positive ESG impact.

Powerful ESG investment case