April 21, 2020


In their zeal to remove emissions from their portfolios, many investors focused on sustainability treat commodities with skepticism.

 

Although such skepticism is merited in some cases, commodities will remain an essential component of the economy, and investors should note that there is no transition pathway to a climate-neutral world that does not involve commodities.

 

Humanity must replace its significant and often inappropriate use of commodities with good and innovative stewardship of the natural world, lest our finite natural resources be exhausted.

 

Responsible investors should rightly consider looking at commodity-related investments, but do so with a keen eye for improving sustainability.

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