Pinnacle is a leading Australia-based multi-affiliate investment management firm. Our mission is to establish, grow and support a diverse stable of world-class investment management firms.
“Pinnacle is focused on continuous improvement, striving to do better by building a long-term, sustainable firm that focuses on our staff, customers and shareholders, as well as the communities in which we engage.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since July 2021.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
Pinnacle is focused on continuous improvement, striving to do better by building a long-term, sustainable firm that focuses on our staff, customers and shareholders, as well as the communities in which we engage. We are committed to offsetting unavoidable emissions to achieve carbon neutrality to begin to address our environmental impact.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Pinnacle believe the first step to managing climate risk is to understand our emissions sources and verify the integrity of those sources. Through carbon neutral certification, Pinnacle can better manage our GHG risk exposure and identify areas for improvement.
What offset projects do you support?
A wind power project in India.
Why did you choose this project?
Pinnacle recognises that deforestation is a key contributor to global warming. Since FY19, Pinnacle has partnered with Greenfleet, a leading Australian not-for-profit environmental organisation that takes practical climate action by restoring native biodiverse forests. We are proud to continue our partnership with Greenfleet to take climate action and offset our carbon emissions through native reforestation.
How can the community support you?
Each Pinnacle Affiliate continues to progressively factor ESG considerations into their investment processes and business operations. See what the Affiliates are doing in ESG via Pinnacle’s Corporate Sustainability Report, found on our website.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Pinnacle is committed to offsetting unavoidable emissions to achieve carbon neutrality and has implemented a carbon reduction strategy to reduce our carbon intensity.
This includes strategies to:
- increase energy efficiencies;
- replace emission-intensive activities with those that generate fewer emissions;
- only partner with software and hardware providers that have a clear climate reduction strategy that aligns with the firm;
- increase employee awareness of responsible use of single use and disposable products;
- ensure our suppliers are aware of our commitment to reduce single use plastics in the firm;
- and support Pinnacle Affiliates to innovate and adopt best practice carbon management and ESG integration.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
The Climate Active certification demonstrates to your stakeholders that your company is committed to addressing climate change. The Climate Active process will confirm the integrity of your carbon footprint and allow for a comprehensive analysis of all your emission sources, both direct and indirect.