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  • Investors call on world leaders to address climate change ‘ambition gap’

    Investors call on world leaders to address climate change ‘ambition gap’ Record breaking number of global investors call on governments to accelerate action on climate change KATOWICE, POLAND, 10 DECEMBER – Global investors today called on governments around the world to step up action to address climate change. 415 investors, with $32 trillion in assets-under-management, are behind the call-to-action as signatories

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  • AIGCC appoints new Chair and Vice Chair

    AIGCC appoints new Chair and Vice Chair The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair, Sophia Cheng, CIO of Cathay Financial Holdings and Wong Dan Chi of Nikko Asset Management as Vice Chair of the AIGCC. AIGCC thanks outgoing Chair Emily Chew for her significant contribution over the past two

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  • Investors release major new guide to climate change reporting in Asia

    Investors release major new guide to climate change reporting in Asia Today the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is releasing a new report ‘Building on the base: TCFD Disclosure in Asia’, the first comprehensive guide developed by investors to look at climate change reporting by publically listed companies in Asia against the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).

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  • Asian investors with US$2.3 trillion in assets join Climate Action 100+

    Asian investors with US$2.3 trillion in assets join Climate Action 100+ World’s largest pension fund GPIF of Japan announced as a Supporter of initiative. Initiative drives momentum in investor engagement activity across Asia, with upswing in signatories across the region. 22 October 2018: Climate Action 100+ is today announcing strong growth in investor participation across Asia and Japan’s Government Pension

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  • Nearly 400 investors with US$32 trillion in assets step up action on climate change

    Nearly 400 investors with US$32 trillion in assets step up action on climate change SAN FRANCISCO, 12 SEPTEMBER 2018 – The Investor Agenda launched today in San Francisco will support investors in accelerating and scaling-up the actions that are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Its launch also demonstrates the significant momentum already

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  • AIGCC CEO/CIO Asset Owner Roundtable

    AIGCC CEO/CIO Asset owner Roundtable AIGCC held the inaugural CEO/CIO Asset owner Roundtable in September 2017. This forum is the flagship event for AIGCC, bringing asset owners from Asia and internationally together in a forum of peer to peer sharing of knowledge and information. This assists in providing guidance and information developed by global investor peers on the benefits of

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  • Climate Action 100+ investors scale up engagement with greenhouse gas emitters, add more focus companies to drive clean energy transition

    Climate Action 100+ investors scale up engagement with greenhouse gas emitters, add more focus companies to drive clean energy transition More influential investors including AllianceBernstein, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, USD $43 billion UK pension pool Boarders to Coast Pension Partnership, and USD $64 billion Australian pension fund UniSuper sign on to initiative. 3 July 2018: Investor signatories to

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  • Japanese financial institution restricts finance to coal power

    Japanese financial institution restricts finance to coal power May 9, 2018 Tokyo, Japan — In response to the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company’s announcement on coal power plant finance restriction, a group of Environmental NGOs, Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES), Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan), Kiko Network, 350.org Japan, Greenpeace Japan and Rainforest Action Network, issued the following statement:

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  • Launch of Japanese translation “Integrating Climate Change into Investment Strategy: A Guide for Investors” 気候変動を 投資戦略に組み入れる: 投資家向けガイド

    Launch of Japanese translation “Integrating Climate Change into Investment Strategy: A Guide for Investors” 気候変動を 投資戦略に組み入れる: 投資家向けガイド April 11, 2018 AIGCC is launching the Japanese translation of the “Integrating Climate Change into Investment Strategy: A Guide for Investors” at RI Asia in Tokyo today. Asian investors can protect long-term returns by taking greater measures to manage climate risk. This is one

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  • Global investors launch new initiative to engage largest corporate Greenhouse Gas Emitters at One Planet Summit

    Global investors launch new initiative to engage largest corporate Greenhouse Gas Emitters at One Planet Summit 100 investors with more than USD $15 trillion in assets under management have committed to addressing climate change with the companies they invest in PARIS 12 December 2017 – A new global initiative to harness the power of the world’s most influential institutional investors

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  • New climate change integration guide for investors launched at ChinaSIF, Beijing

    New climate change integration guide for investors launched at ChinaSIF, Beijing Launch of new Asia climate change investor guide Asian investors must face up to major climate risks Asian investors can protect long-term returns by taking greater measures to manage climate risk. This is one of the key messages in a comprehensive new climate change investor guide launched today at

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  • Investors rally to turn COP23 talk into action

    Investors rally to turn COP23 talk into action Bonn, November 13, 2017.  The US government may have announced plans to pull out of the Paris Agreement but this has not derailed climate progress around the globe as investors, governments and other stakeholders look to ramp up their climate commitments at COP23. According to a new survey published in September by

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  • Al Gore joins unprecedented Asian investor climate change roundtable

    Al Gore joins unprecedented Asian investor climate change roundtable 13 September, Singapore: Convened by the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), an unprecedented gathering of investors representing $3.5trn in assets and former US Vice President Al Gore, met in Singapore this week to discuss climate change risks and opportunities as part of the Milken Asia Summit 2017.   Read

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  • UPDATED – Letter from Global Investors to Governments of the G7 and G20 Nations

    UPDATED – LETTER FROM GLOBAL INVESTORS TO GOVERNMENTS OF THE G7 AND G20 NATIONS Nearly 400 global investors (managing more than $22 trillion in assets) urge G20 to stand by Paris Agreement and drive its swift implementation. UPDATE: London/NY/Sydney 00.01 GMT Monday 03 July 2017 (revised from material previously issued on 8 & 22 May 2017) Long-term institutional investors (390 representing more

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  • Regional investors support better business reporting on climate change through TCFD

    Regional investors support better business reporting on climate change through TCFD Investors across Australia, New Zealand and Asia have welcomed the release of the Financial Stability Board Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) final recommendations. This industry-led taskforce, originally established under the G20, demonstrates that business is developing their own response to climate change as a commercial reality, separate to

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  • New Investor Report: Oil & Gas companies show progress on climate change, but laggards like ExxonMobil remain way behind

    New Investor Report: Oil & Gas companies show progress on climate change, but laggards like ExxonMobil remain way behind In a new report, published today, global investors conclude that some of the largest global oil and gas companies such as Statoil, Eni and Total are well ahead of others like ExxonMobil when it comes to climate change management and disclosure.

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  • Over 280 global investors (managing more than $17 trillion in assets) urge G7 to stand by Paris Agreement and drive its swift implementation

    Over 280 global investors (managing more than $17 trillion in assets) urge G7 to stand by Paris Agreement and drive its swift implementation 8 May 2017 UPDATE: London/New York/Sydney Monday 22 May 2017 (revised from material previously issued on 8 May 2017) Over 280 global investors (managing more than $17 trillion in assets) urge G7 to stand by Paris Agreement

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  • Asian and Australian investors launch major new guide on climate change disclosure

    Asian and Australian investors launch major new guide on climate change disclosure 12 April 2017 Investor groups from Australia and Asia have come together to release a major new guide on climate change disclosure for institutional investors, the first to be released following the publication of the draft recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Developed by the

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  • Investors welcome ratification of the Paris Agreement

    Investors welcome ratification of the Paris Agreement The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) welcomes recent announcements that Japan, Korea and today Australia have ratified the Paris Agreement. Speaking on behalf of AIGCC, Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) said “Investors strongly endorse the Paris Agreement and welcome today’s decision by these governments

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  • Global Investors Acting on Climate Change

    Global Investors Acting on Climate Change The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) has joined global investor groups in releasing a new snapshot of the actions investors have taken since the Paris Agreement was finalised. Investors Got the Signal: Actions in 2016 since the Paris Agreement highlights practical examples of the steps investors have taken in 2016 to engage

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  • Global investors launch guide to drive engagement on Climate Risk with the automotive sector

    Global investors launch guide to drive engagement on Climate Risk with the automotive sector Less than a week after the UN confirmed the Paris Agreement would come into effect on 04 November this year, a global network of more than 250 institutional investors (representing assets worth over $24 Trn) has published a guide setting out the threats facing the automotive

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  • The $7.7 trillion Transition: Major AIGCC report charts Asian climate finance

    The $7.7 trillion Transition: Major AIGCC report charts Asian climate finance Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) launch: The $7.7 trillion transition: Major new report charts Asian climate finance   Tuesday 6 September, Singapore: To mark the launch of the new Asia Investor  Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) today in Singapore, the group is releasing the  most comprehensive analysis to

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  • Investors press G20 to ratify Paris Agreement swiftly & expand Low Carbon / Green Investment

    Investors press G20 to ratify Paris Agreement swiftly & expand Low Carbon / Green Investment 130 investors ($13 Trillion AUM) also urge G20 to double global investment in clean energy, strengthen climate disclosure, adopt carbon pricing and phase out fossil fuel subsidies. Download the letter to G20 governments Download the media release

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