Climate action is essential to all our work

The threats to our planet are clear and undeniable; we are rapidly approaching milestones that could irreversibly alter our climate and threaten our future. At Calvert Impact, we recognize climate change as both an existential threat and a tremendous opportunity. And because climate change disproportionately affects vulnerable communities, addressing it is a natural extension of our work.

We know that investors have a critical role to play in accelerating the transition to a greener and more resilient economy. Adequately addressing climate change will require trillions of dollars of public, private, and philanthropic capital working together on creative solutions.

But fighting climate change not only requires making more money available; it requires building markets for money to move efficiently and inclusively. Vulnerable communities bear the brunt of the effects of climate change but are too often left out of opportunities to address it.

We have to ensure that the trillions of dollars mobilized to fight climate change can flow to the issues and places that need it most, like low-income communities and emerging markets, where an estimated 70% of the investment required for an energy transition is needed.

This is where Calvert Impact focuses the bulk of our climate work through the Community Investment Note: creating innovative financial structures and strengthening intermediation capacity to ensure that climate solutions are accessible to all.

Our new Cut Carbon Note employs a different strategy, combating climate change by directly addressing one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions: the buildings where we live, work, and play. The Cut Carbon Note aims to transform the way we build by providing financial incentives and technical assistance to make sustainable development a more attractive decision.

Learn more below about how we're channeling our capital to fight climate change and mobilizing others to do the same.