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Over 380 Global investors (managing more than $22 Trillion in assets) urge G20 and G7 to stand by Paris Agreement and drive its swift implementation standard

3 July 2017 Long-term institutional investors representing more than USD 22 Trillion in assets have written to G20 heads of state urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Hamburg 7-8 July 2017. Download the letter signed by investors Download the briefing paper for G7 and G20 leaders Download the press release  

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Global Investor Groups Urge World Leaders to Sign and Accede to the Paris Climate Agreement Rapidly standard

19 April 2016 72 hours before more than 130 world leaders are expected to travel to New York to sign the Paris Agreement, organisations that collectively represent more than 400 institutional investors with USD 24 trillion of assets under management have called on world leaders to not only sign but accede to the Paris Agreement and implement it into national law as a matter of urgency. Click here to download a copy of the letter Click here to download a copy of the media release

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Investor voice loud and strong as climate negotiations get underway in Paris standard

1 December 2015 As world leaders and government representatives begin negotiations to hammer out a global climate deal at COP21 in Paris, institutional investors continue to ratchet up their contributions in a number of areas. More than 400 investors with a collective US$ 24 trillion in assets under management have now signed the Global Investor Statement on Climate Change, a call to action setting out the steps investors can and will take to address climate change alongside the six specific policy responses from governments that would allow investor actions, including low-carbon investments, to be scaled up even further. The last week has seen significant milestones in four of the key investor activities: more than 115 investors have pledged to measure and ...

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Investors write to G7 Governments on long term reduction target standard

26 May 2015 For the attention of the Finance Ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) As institutional investors responsible for managing the retirement savings and investments of millions of people or managing endowments, we believe climate change is one of the biggest systemic risks we face. With the right market signals from policy makers, investment in low-carbon and climate resilient opportunities can flow and climate impacts and resulting economic damages can be mitigated. An ambitious agreement in Paris with the aim to limit average global temperature increase to 2°C, as agreed previously by UN countries in Cancun, is a critical first step in this direction. We therefore urge you to support: 1. A long-term global emissions reduction goal in ...

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Global investors launch platform for climate actions and commitments standard

19 May 2015 Online hub captures wide range of investor climate change initiatives As companies, investors and policymakers gather in Paris for Climate Week to galvanize momentum ahead of a global deal at COP 21, investors have launched an online platform that for the first time will identify and record the wide range of actions on climate change being undertaken by the global investor community. The Investor Platform for Climate Actions covers three primary action areas: Measurement (e.g. carbon footprinting of portfolios) Engagement (e.g. with fossil fuel and energy intensive companies) Reallocation (including investment in low carbon assets and shifting capital from emissions intensive activities) By showcasing the broad range of climate actions being undertaken by the investor community globally, ...

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