Carbon Neutral Certification Program

Independent verification of carbon neutrality for funds

ACA’s ESG Data & Analytics team offers a Carbon Neutral Certification for mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), separately managed accounts (SMAs), portfolios, and other investment products. Through the certification, ACA performs an independent analysis of a fund’s carbon footprint and carbon credits (offsets) to verify whether the fund is carbon neutral during a specified period.

ACA’s carbon neutral certification is designed for mutual funds, ETFs, separately managed accounts (SMAs), portfolios, and other investment products to help meet growing market demand for assessments of innovations that are intended to reduce emissions and support ESG and impact goals.

The carbon footprint consists of verified Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions of every holding of the fund. Carbon credits require proof of purchase from an approved carbon credit provider. Once certified as carbon neutral, the fund will receive a Certified Carbon Neutral badge on the platform for financial advisors and investors, as well as through our network. ACA also grants publishing rights to the fund manager to promote the fund as certified carbon neutral.

Continue reading here to learn more about our certification methodology. 

About ACA’s ESG Data & Analytics Solution

ACA Group (“ACA”) is the leading governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisor in financial services. We empower clients to reimagine GRC and protect and grow their business. Our ESG Data & Analytics tool provides data and analytics for financial advisors, asset managers, institutions, and investors. With over 350,000 impact ratings of stocks and funds across 45 causes, our interactive platform helps firms offer robust impact reporting, monitor, and address sustainability risks, and enhance quantitative research and modelling with transparent ESG data.