To celebrate 30 years of sustainable
investing we take a look back at the
developments that have shaped
sustainable investing and the world
we live in today.
GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE EQUITY STRATEGY
CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF
OUR COMMON FUTURE (BRUNDTLAND REPORT)
The report outlines the need for sustainable development.
THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC) IS CREATED
The IPCC is dedicated to the communication and study of human-induced climate change.
OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES ARE PHASED OUT
The Montreal Protocol internationally recognizes the damage that ozone-depleting substances have on the environment.
FINLAND BECOMES THE FIRST COUNTRY TO TAX CO2
THE JANUS HENDERSON GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE EQUITY STRATEGY IS LAUNCHED
COP1 IN BERLIN, GERMANY
The first United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change takes place.
GLOBAL LIFE EXPECTANCY REACHES 65 YEARS OF AGE, DOUBLING IN NEARLY 100 YEARS
In 1900, global life expectancy was predicted to be only 32 years of age.
FIRST “MASS” PRODUCED ELECTRIC CAR GOES INTO PRODUCTION
General Motors releases the EV1.
THE BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT ARE THE FIRST TO IMPOSE A TOTAL BAN ON LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC BAGS
JANUS HENDERSON BECOMES A FOUNDING SIGNATORY AND MEMBER OF THE UN PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
THE FIRST LITHIUM-ION POWERED ELECTRIC CAR COMES TO MARKET
The Tesla Roadster is delivered to customers after four years of development.
THE HUMAN POPULATION REACH 7 BILLION
It took 123 years to reach two billion in 1927 and only 12 years for the population to increase by one billion in 2011.
UN DECLARE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The 17 UN SDGs are the blueprint for a sustainable future.
Nearly 200 countries pledge to limit global warming to 2°C from pre-industrial levels by 2100.
COSTA RICA RUNS ON 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY
This is the first time that a country has run on only renewable energy.
SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG USHERS IN A NEW GENERATION OF ACTIVISM
THE FIRST PLANT-BASED MEAT ALTERNATIVE GOES PUBLIC
Beyond Meat, a food alternative to the carbon intense farming industry, is valued at $1.5bn.
RENEWABLE ENERGY OVERTAKE FOSSIL FUELS IN EUROPE
For the first time ever, renewable sources generate 38% of Europe's electricity, compared to 37% for fossil fuels.
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