ET Principles

The services we offer investors and corporates are aligned with the Engaged Tracking (ET) Principles. These are designed to ensure credible, solutions-orientated and systemic outcomes for clients in addressing climate change and sustainability challenges.

Principle 1: Simplicity

  • Prioritise simplicity to the greatest extent possible.
  • Make the design and the goals of the Engaged Tracking Rankings and Indexes easy to understand for all stakeholders.

Principle 2: Transparency

  • Make the data and procedures used in the Engaged Tracking Rankings and Indexes transparent and independently verifiable.
  • Design the Engaged Tracking Rankings to encourage greater transparency from the companies and institutions into which investments are being made.

Principle 3: Positive Impact

  • Design Engaged Tracking Rankings and Indexes to drive positive change in the world.
  • Focus Engaged Tracking products on the end goal of achieving a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as long as this remains the most systemically important environmental issue.
  • Engaged Tracking products support other objectives which contribute to achieving this goal, such as increasing renewable energy capacity. But targeting the core of the problem – greenhouse gas emissions – is the priority.

Principle 4: Objective & Independent

  • Use objective and science-based metrics in the Engaged Tracking Rankings and Indexes.
  • Use metrics that align with the principle of positive impact.
  • Use metrics based on independent, internationally-accepted standards. For example, the ET Carbon Rankings are based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used international accounting standard for greenhouse gas emissions accounting.
  • Have the Engaged Tracking Rankings reviewed and approved by an independent group of respected advisors. All ET Rankings are overseen by an independent ET Quality Assurance Panel.

Principle 5: Systematic

  • Use systematic approaches to address systemic risks. Systematic approaches enable the efficient implementation of large-scale investment solutions that would otherwise not be possible.
  • Align systematic approaches with the other Engaged Tracking principles.
  • Harness the collective power of investors to create incentives for companies to lower emissions and improve reporting transparency.