The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was a consequential event. It led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passing of the Clean Air Act. More importantly, it raised worldwide consciousness of the importance of sustaining our environment for future generations, and in the process mobilized millions of people to work on behalf of Mother Earth.
At Metrus, we’re proud descendants of this movement. We are committed to accelerating and scaling the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable future with investments in energy efficiency and renewable-energy projects. It’s not enough, however, to say we only make climate-positive investments. We must also be willing and able to track and report the environmental and financial performance of all energy as a service investments.
As part of our effort to lead by example, today we are launching our inaugural Metrus Impact Report. This report tracks the energy savings, CO2 reduction and efficiency of our investments in terms of CO2 savings per $1,000 invested across our entire portfolio. We believe it’s time for industry-wide, consistent reporting on emissions reductions for all Energy as a Service projects and climate-related Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments.
Metrus is eager to set this new standard for tracking and reporting on our climate-positive investments – you’ll see it in this year’s report and in the reports that will follow in the years ahead.