UN Development Goals

Cycle is primarily focused on the energy transformation and thus UN Sustainability Development Goals 7 Affordable and Clean Energy, 13 Climate Action and 17 the Partnerships for the Goals and their intersections in the food- water-energy nexus as well as their applications in cities (11) and industrial applications (9).

Science Based Targets

Cycle is applying Science based targets to inform and guide the investment strategy as well as target selection

Aligned on most ambitious IPCC climate target of financing mitigation technologies enabling to stay within 1.5° Paris ambition.

The Exponential Roadmap 1.5°C Business Playbook is the cornerstone of the eco-system. It helps organisations to set a 1.5°C aligned strategy and move to action. It focuses on simplicity and speed and is anchored in the latest science.

Full mitigation efforts including the mitigation of Super Pollutants includin Short Lived Climate Pollutants such as Black Carbon, Methane and Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) and as an exception the most potent warming gas Sulfur Hexaluoride (SF6).


Cycle is utilising the EU taxonomy that is relevant for all European industries starting in 2021 and already guiding financial instruments of both the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

CO2e-emissions need to be cut in half within next 10 years. With the European Union targeting net zero by 2050 and China targeting net zero by 2060.

The European Union has announced a net zero target for 2050 and China has announced a target for 2060. Cycle invests in technologies enabling these transitions.

Analysing companies according to Cycle’s Good Impact Investment Practise and own qualitative guidelines. Evaluating decarbonisation for each sector and technology aligned with the EU taxonomy.