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The €100+ billion green investment revolution

Over €100 billion in annual CO2 reduction credit purchases; 4,694 companies, collectively responsible for more than 26 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions; and leading organisations such as the United Nations, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), are leading the way in green investments.

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Welcome to the world of green investing, where immense financial opportunities go hand in hand with a positive impact on our planet. Traditional investments will retain their value; however, there is a growing movement towards sustainable investing, where financial returns and sustainability are essential. 

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The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) plays a crucial role in sustainable investment by supporting companies in setting scientifically substantiated emission reduction targets. It allows companies to reduce their CO2 emissions with scientific accuracy, actively countering the most severe consequences of climate change. The biggest names in the industry have committed to the SBTi. Leading Dutch companies such as ASML, Heineken, ABN AMRO, and Unilever have joined. 

Let's take a look at the impressive figures:

  • The world's largest 1,921 companies, responsible for 7.2 billion tonnes of annual CO2 emissions, already have an SBTi-validated emission reduction target.
  • If these companies offset 20% of their emissions, it represents 1.4 billion tonnes of CO2 and between €7 billion and €20 billion in annual climate financing.
  • This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are also 2,773 companies with self-declared targets, accounting for 18.8 billion tonnes of emissions. Their potential contribution could amount to more than €100 billion in annual CO2 reduction credit purchases.
  • If these companies also offset just 20% of their emissions, it would amount to an additional 3,757,200,000 tonnes of CO2 reduction credits and more than €100 billion in annual turnover for the sector.

This is the power and potential of sustainable green investing.

Read more: Investing for the good: How socially responsible investing is driving economic sustainability

DGB Group is at the forefront of this sector. With our large-scale nature projects, we generate top-quality CO2 reduction credits that help companies offset their environmental impact and reach net zero. With your investment, we can finance and scale even more projects, further expand the carbon reduction market, and make a real, measurable impact.

Start your impactinvest green

Now is the time to invest in the future. Not just for an attractive return, but also to make a tangible difference in the world. Together, we can create a greener, more sustainable tomorrow. Join thousands of companies and start your sustainability journey with green investments. 

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