The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance commissioned the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to apply their One Earth Climate model to sectors as defined by sector classification schemes commonly used in finance, with the aim to develop sectoral pathways to net zero by 2050 with carbon emissions (scope 1-2) and energy intensity and carbon intensity (scope 1-2) milestones in 5-year intervals for agreed high emitting sectors.

Investors may use the set of sector pathways described herein to support engagement with investee companies, gauge individual corporate pathways against this benchmark and as a guide to establishing their sector targets or rely on current or future sector pathways as they develop.