Who are we

Who Are We

The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is an initiative to create awareness among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing. AIGCC provides capacity for investors to share best practice and to collaborate on investment activity, credit analysis, risk management, engagement and policy.

With a strong international profile and significant network, including pension and sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, fund managers, family offices and endowments. AIGCC represents the Asian investor perspective in the evolving global discussions on climate change and the transition to a greener economy.

Who can join Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)

Investors from across the region are welcome to participate in the group, including from China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and the Pacific.

AIGCC Members

  • Arabesque
  • Armstrong Asset Management
  • Australian Super
  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Brawn Capital
  • Business Environment Council Hong Kong
  • CalPERS
  • Cathay Financial Holdings
  • China Social Investment Forum
  • FTSE Russell
  • Generation Investment Management
  • Hermes Investment Management
  • Impax Asset Management
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Japan Sustainable Investment Forum
  • LGT Impact
  • Manulife Asset Managament (Chair)
  • Mercer
  • Moody’s Investors Service
  • MSCI
  • New Forests Asset Management
  • Nikko Asset Management
  • OP Trust
  • PT. ASABRI (Persero)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management

Our Goals

The goal of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is to engage and cooperate with Asia based asset owners, investors and the global investment community around climate finance and investment.

The group is a private forum of regional investors with the aim of peer to peer collaboration and learning about the impacts of the risks and opportunities climate change presents to their portfolios.

Projects the group undertakes aim to assist in facilitating dialogue and engagement with other Asian investors, companies and regulators in the transition to a low carbon global economy. Investors in the region are invited from China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and the Pacific.

AIGCC is part of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC)

In December 2012, the four regional climate change investor groups, Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC – Europe), Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability (Ceres – North America), Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC – Australia & New Zealand) and AIGCC (Asia) formed the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC). The coalition provides a global platform for dialogue between investors and governments on climate policy, facilitates corporate engagement on climate risk, and supports increased low carbon investment. www.globalinvestorcoalition.org

AIGCC History

The current Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) was launched as part of the Global Investor Coalition in September 2016 in Singapore.

The AIGCC was previously established as an initiative set up in 2011 by the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA which is now PRI Asia), to create awareness among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing.

The merger between ASrIA and the Principles for Responsible Investment was completed at the end of 2015 with AIGCC now operating independently from the PRI.

AIGCC Governance

AIGCC currently operates under the governance and as part of the structure of the Investor Group on Climate Change Australia/New Zealand (IGCC). As AIGCC grows it is envisaged that the Secretariat will be once again based in Asia to support the work and members in the region.