A gold investment aligned with net zero emission targets

Investors like gold as a stabilizing element in their portfolios. Now they can invest and mitigate its carbon footprint.

Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) 23 Mar 2023 2 min read
Christian Kunth
Head Traditional Passive Products & ETFs

In times of market volatility and uncertainty, the demand of gold increases as investors view it as a secure asset class. Gold has a proven track record of value preservation and has historically been relied upon as a hedge against periods of high inflation and global recessions.

Increasingly investors are opening their eyes to the long-term risks of climate change and include the carbon footprint of financial products in their investment decision.

In response to this trend MKS PAMP, one of the globally leading precious metal refineries, has developed in collaboration with UBS Asset Management a Carbon Neutral 12.5kg Large Gold Cast Bar, that meets the requirements to be used in physically backed Swiss domiciled investment fund and will be labelled by UBS as Carbon Compensated Gold.

This Carbon Neutral Gold Cast Bar is certified by the Carbon Trust, a globally leading climate consultancy driven by the mission to accelerate the move to a decarbonised future.

The Carbon Neutral Gold Bar is produced in accordance with the LBMA responsible sourcing guidelines. The Carbon Neutral label ensures that the CO2 emissions generated across the product’s entire value chain have been independently measured as well as verified by Carbon Trust, and committed to be reduced year after year. The outstanding emissions are then compensated across the financing of high impact environmental projects called carbon offsets.

Carbon neutral Gold is an attractive real asset adding diversification, to investors' portfolios which are primarily invested in equities and bonds, can help to mitigate financial downside risks and can have a positive impact the carbon footprint of the portfolio.

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