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Generation Investment Management, the investment firm co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore, has recently come under fire for owning shares in polluting companies. Despite their commitment to sustainable investments, a recent analysis by Bloomberg News found that nearly two dozen companies in Generation’s Global Equity fund have increased greenhouse gas emissions in recent years.

However, it is important to note that Generation’s investment strategy focuses on a company’s carbon footprint, as well as the diversity of its corporate board, including female representation. Generation’s website states that the firm seeks “transformational change to drive to a net zero, prosperous, equitable, healthy, and safe society.”

While Generation has been criticized for owning shares in polluting companies, the company has recently announced a shift in investment priorities. The firm sold off some of its holdings in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba while scooping up an additional 2.2 million shares in US chip manufacturer Texas Instruments.

Moreover, Generation has sold off stakes in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the world’s largest contract chip maker, due to geopolitical tensions along the Taiwan Strait. Al Gore, whose Oscar-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” cemented his status as the most prominent Climate change activist, has faced criticism from Republican politicians for his stance on sustainable investing.

However, Gore’s firm remains committed to sustainable investments and seeking transformational change to combat Climate change. The criticism directed towards Generation should not detract from the importance of investing in sustainable companies and prioritizing ESG factors.

As individuals, we can make a difference by choosing to invest in sustainable companies and divesting from those that prioritize profit over the environment. We should also hold companies and politicians accountable for their actions and demand that they prioritize sustainability and the well-being of our planet.

Let’s continue to push for a net-zero, prosperous, equitable, healthy, and safe society. Together, we can create a better future for ourselves and future generations.

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