In brief

Janus Henderson tech funds target net zero

Part of the Net Zero Carbon 20 initiative

Two tech strategies run by Janus Henderson have committed to net-zero portfolio emissions by 2030.

As part of the Net Zero Carbon 20 initiative, Janus Henderson Global Technology Leaders (GTL) and Sustainable Futures Technology (SFT) Strategies will have a minimum of 20% of their respective portfolios engaged on, or have targets to be, climate neutral by 2030.

This increases to 80% in 2025, and then 100% but 2030.

The funds invest in themes including electrification, smart cities and low carbon infrastructure, and the group said decarbonisation is key in the funds’ overall engagement strategy.

Richard Clode, technology equities portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson, commented: “Technology is the science of solving problems. Not only is the sector low carbon but it provides the innovation and exponential leaps to enable other industries to achieve their climate goals. There is a natural alignment between our technology strategies and NZC20. I would like to congratulate portfolio managers Alison Porter and Grahame Clark, along with sustainability analyst Kimberley Pavier (pictured left), for their incredible efforts to get us to where we are today.”