Sigma Advanced Capital Management, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company headquartered in Bogota, Colombia, is a Commodity Trading Advisor registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Member of the National Futures Association (NFA).
Sigma Advanced specializes in commodity and carbon emission markets, seeking absolute returns across all economic cycles and market environments. The company follows a Quant-Mental Investment process in futures, relative value, and calendar spread strategies, combining quantitative techniques such as statistical modeling, machine learning, natural language processing with discretionary and fundamental analysis.
- Encourage training and education for employees on Sustainability and Climate Change Risk. Sigma Advanced Capital Management LLC sponsors its employees to take the GARP Sustainability and Climate Change Risk (SCR) certificate, one of the world’s first programs that prepare candidates to broaden their knowledge of the different types of sustainability and climate risk.
- Energy Efficiency: Sigma Advanced Capital Management LLC performed an energy-efficient test to measure the company’s current energy use and energy efficiency. The scoring summary report resulted in a Score of C (70/100). Sigma Advanced developed a plan to improve its energy efficiency for the next three years, to achieve a score of B by 2021 and A in 2022 and beyond.
- Offsetting: Sigma Advanced Capital Management LLC carried out an analysis of its carbon footprint within its emission reduction plan. In addition to improving energy efficiency, it decided to be part of the Small Business Program of the Carbon Fund that allows the company to offset its emissions and have a social and biodiversity impact. Likewise, it developed internal policies to encourage virtuality, reduce the use of air and land transportation, minimize the use of paper and printing material, when possible, use environmental certificate products, have a recycling program, among other practices that allow the company to reduce its carbon footprint and become a carbon-neutral company in the next three years.
- Support Carbonfund.org Reforestation Projects: Sigma Advanced Capital Management LLC supports third-party validated and verified reforestation projects that reduce carbon dioxide emissions and climate change effects. Sigma Advanced will donate a percentage of its income from its investment programs to the projects supported by the Carbonfund.org and located in the Amazon Rainforest by periodically purchasing carbon credits.
“Sigma Advanced Capital Management LLC believes that responsible businesses need to be thoughtful, aware, and willing to act. Our company developed a sustainability strategy to reduce emissions, support the fight against climate change, contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and help transition to a low-carbon economy.
At Carbonfund.org, we found an organization that matches our sustainability strategy. We are proud to be part of the Small Business Partnership Program and continually support its verified reforestation projects, which are vital steps in our sustainability plan. We are also committed to improving our company energy efficiency and promoting employee education and awareness of sustainability and climate change risk.
We hope this partnership with Carbonfund.org will help mitigate climate change, positively impact Amazon communities, and inspire other asset managers to take similar actions.” Carlos Arcila Barrera, CFA, CAIA, Founder and Chief Investment Officer