Carbon reporting sources

For the graph: CO2 emissions per year for Invested money vs. lifestyle:

The money calculation is based on:

The lifestyle calculation is based on:

  • a food budget of £46.50 per week. This is the average budget in the UK. Source: ONS. The omnivore diet assumes a diet where meat is eaten twice a day.

  • a Volkswagen Golf (2013 to 2020) vs. a Nissan Leaf (2011 to 2017) both driving 7,300 miles per year.

  • an energy provider not on a green tariff vs. an energy provider buying 100% green energy. Based on Ofgem figures for a two-bedroom, terraced house. 

  • a person taking a 3-hour flight once a year without any offsetting vs. someone not taking any flights.

On the results page:

  • Flights from London to Rome: Each flight from London to Rome is equivalent to approximately 0.495 tons of CO2 (Source).

For the graph on fund performance:

  • The default pension performance is based on the average performance over 5 years of several funds, including Scottish Widows & Lloyds.

  • The green fund performance is based on the average performance over 5 years of several green funds, including Vanguard ESG Developed World & Pictet Clean Energy funds.