Investing for
the Future

Harnessing Our Position as a Responsible Investor

Responsible investing has been at the core of Mubadala’s operating model since our establishment and it remains central to our investment approach today. As a sovereign wealth fund, our mandate is to deliver sustainable financial returns and create opportunities for future generations.

As we collectively seek ways to manage and adapt to the risks posed by climate change, new investment opportunities are also created. Mubadala seeks not only to reduce its carbon emissions profile, but also to leverage our long-term horizon to invest in the industries shaping the future.

The Road to COP28

COP28 is the 28th annual United Nations (UN) climate meeting where governments will discuss how to limit and prepare for future climate change. The summit is being held in Dubai, from 30 November until 12 December 2023. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties", where the "parties" are the countries that signed up to the original UN climate agreement in 1992.

It is hoped COP28 will help keep alive the goal of limiting long-term global temperature rises to 1.5C. This was agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015. The 1.5C target is crucial to avoid the most damaging impacts of climate change, according to the UN's climate body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Long-term warming currently stands at about 1.1C or 1.2C compared with pre-industrial times - the period before humans started burning fossil fuels at scale.

As well as progress towards the existing Paris goals, COP28 will concentrate on:

  • Fast-tracking the move to clean energy sources, to "slash" greenhouse gas emissions before 2030.
  • Delivering money for climate action from richer to poorer countries, and working on a new deal for developing nations focusing on nature and people.
  • Making COP28 the "most inclusive" ever.
Mubadala Majlis at COP28