Be the change, invest in our forests

Be the change, invest in our forests

Quintet Earth Reforestation Calculator
See the impact of your commitment to reforestation
Quintet Earth is what we believe to be the world's first climate neutral diversified investment fund. A portfolio that is aimed to help support sustainability goals for our planet and also seeks competitive investment returns. An investment portfolio for people with a passion for sustainability. For people who aren’t afraid to make a difference and committed to put their money where their mouth is.

With the Quintet Earth Reforestation Calculator, immediately understand the impact of your investment.
How do we calculate this?
Investing in community reforestation
The world will only change by our acts, not our words. The Quintet Earth’s offset project is a community reforestation scheme in San Juan de Limay and Somoto, Nicaragua. It covers 86 square kilometers and supports 292 rural communities desperately in need of support. The Project already helped plant over 10 million native trees, storing over 1,500,000 tons of CO2. Together, we can lead the way to a brighter future.

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How we calculate the impact
Quintet Earth is made up of three elements: green bonds that help transform the economy, low carbon equities that overweight companies with reduced carbon emissions relative to peers and a carbon offset that removes carbon from the atmosphere.

1. Transform

Green bonds are debt instruments issued by companies to fund green projects. Each entity in the portfolio produces a report detailing how the money raised by issuing the bond is spent and how the project supports transition to a greener economy, including the amount of renewable energy created as a result of the project and level of avoided emissions.

2. Reduce

The carbon footprint of a company measures carbon emissions associated with its operations (such as the fuel combustion, fuel used in company vehicles and purchased electricity). The fund holds equities of leading companies from around the world that have demonstrated their ability to have a smaller carbon emissions relative to peers. We can measure the level of CO2 avoided, relative to a conventional index that invests in global equities without focus on carbon emissions.

3. Remove

To offset the carbon contribution of the equity portion of the fund, the management company purchases verified emission reduction certificates, created by a certified carbon offset scheme. This means that part of the fund’s management fee is used to pay for a project that takes carbon out of the atmosphere each year. The carbon created by the equity holdings is monitored on a monthly basis and annually the total amount of carbon produced is offset.

Quintet Earth’s offset project

Quintet Earth’s offset project is a community reforestation project in San Juan de Limay and Somoto, Nicaragua. The project addresses the causes of deforestation, ensures direct, ongoing community involvement and technical training, and provides financial benefits for participants throughout the project. Find out more at https://www.myclimate.org/information/climate-protection-projects/detail-climate-protection-projects/nicaragua-forestry-7186/

The calculations provided by this tool are for informational purposes only, to illustrate the positive environmental impact of investing in Quintet Earth. The impacts generated are indicative only, based on information provided by the issuers of the equities and bonds held by the fund, and are not meant to be a prediction or a projection. Quintet cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies in issuers’ reporting. Below we have provided an overview so that you can understand how we calculate these figures.

Hectares of reforested land

Each year we take information reported by the issuers of the equities held to calculate the carbon associated with the fund. According to the community reforestation project documentation one ton of carbon can be offset by planting 13.3 trees. There are 1667 trees are planted per 10000m2.

The area shown for Quintet Earth includes an estimate of the trees planted between the fund’s 2022 inception and the end of the current calendar year. To estimate the area for future years, fund assets and the carbon footprint of the equity portion of the fund are assumed to be constant in all periods. For an individual’s contribution, the calculation utilizes inputted dates with the carbon footprint of the equity portion of the investment and the size of investment is assumed to be constant in both past and future periods.

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Carbon footprint

The Carbon footprint of a portfolio measures the CO2 emissions associated with a portfolio normalised by the market value of the portfolio (expressed in tons CO2 per million USD invested). Carbon figures depend on the breadth of activities examined and are categorised within ‘scopes’ by the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard.

Scope 1 emissions: emissions from sources owned or controlled by the company, typically direct combustion of fuel in a furnace or vehicle.

Scope 2 emissions: emissions measurement that is broader than scope 1 and include those caused by the generation of electricity purchased by the company.

This tool utilizes scope 1 and 2 emissions.


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INFORMATION NOTICE 

By using this tool you accept that the results are for informational purposes only, to illustrate the positive environmental impact of investing in Quintet Earth. The impacts generated are indicative only, based on information provided by the issuers of the equities and bonds held by the fund, and are not meant to be a prediction or a projection. Quintet cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies in issuers’ reporting. For more information on how the environmental impacts are calculated please review the How do we calculate this section of the site. The cookie settings on this website are set to ‘accept all cookies’ to give you the very best experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this – you can change your settings at any time in your browser. You can view our website data protection policy https://www.quintet.com/en-lu/pages/gdpr/website-data-protection-policy.

This is a marketing material of Essential Portfolio Selection (“EPS”) – Quintet Earth, an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities managed by Kredietrust Luxembourg S.A and has been prepared by Quintet Private Bank (Europe) S.A., having its registered office in Luxembourg (RCS B6.395) and supervised by the CSSF (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) and the ECB (European Central Bank). Kredietrust Luxembourg S.A. is also supervised by the CSSF. The prospectus (available in English and French) and the key investor information (available in Danish and Dutch, English, French and German) may be obtained from the registered office of the fund and www.quintet.lu. This webpage is of a general nature, it does not constitute individual (investment) advice and investment decisions must not be based merely on it. 

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The objective of EPS – Quintet Earth is to replicate, before fees and charges, the total performance of 50% of the Bloomberg MSCI Global Green Bond Index (EUR) and of 50% of the MSCI World Low Carbon Target Index (EUR) (the Benchmark) while offsetting its carbon footprint. Compensation for EPS – Quintet Earth’s carbon footprint can be considered to be partial.

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