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  • Global investor groups call on companies to reflect climate-related risks in financial reporting

    Investors are concerned that companies risk overstating financial statements by failing to include the effects of climate change on profits and assets Major investor groups from around the world and representing assets worth over $US103 trillion have released an open letter on accounting standards calling on companies and auditors to fully reflect the effects of climate change in their declared

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  • Climate Action 100+ calls for net-zero business strategies and sets out benchmark of largest corporate emitters

    Letter sent to CEOs and chairs of the board at 161 global companies sets out benchmark and calls on firms to commit to net-zero business strategies. Initiative, involving over 500 global investors with over $US47 trillion in assets, to assess company progress in line with net-zero transition against 30 indicators. The Climate Action 100+ Steering Committee is writing to 161 CEOs

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  • 中央銀行の気候変動シナリオ − パリ協定の目標達成には、日本のエネルギーミックスの早急な脱炭素化が必要 −

    中央銀行の世界的なネットワークによって作成された気候変動シナリオによると、パリ協定の目標を達成するには、日本のエネルギー市場は現行の基本計画よりもはるかに迅速に脱炭素化する必要があることが、気候変動に関するアジア投資家グループ(AIGCC:Asia Investor Group on Climate Change)が新たに実施した分析で明らかになった。 また、この気候変動リスク等に係る金融当局ネットワーク(NGFS: Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System)による気候変動シナリオは、パリ協定の目標達成には、アジアのエネルギーセクター全体で2050年までに毎年3,300億米ドルの追加投資が必要となることを示唆している。 NGFSによって6月に公表された同シナリオは、地球温暖化を放置することによって生じる可能性のある社会経済的な影響に加え、パリ協定に沿ったネットゼロエミッションへの秩序だった移行および無秩序な移行のシナリオを提示している。同ネットワークには、中国や日本、韓国などのアジア主要国の中央銀行ならびに金融監督当局が関わっている。 メディアリリース全文を読む ポリシーブリーフィングを読む

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  • Meeting Paris Agreement goals requires accelerated decarbonisation of Japanese energy market: central bank climate scenarios

    Climate change scenarios prepared by a network of global central banks shows that Japan’s energy market will need decarbonise more rapidly than under current policies to meet the Paris Agreement goals, new analysis by the Asia Investor Group in Climate Change (AIGCC) finds. The climate change scenarios developed by the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial

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  • New scenarios and analysis by the world’s central banks show an early and orderly transition to net-zero emissions will significantly lessen the economic hit from climate change

    In response to the release of climate change scenarios and an inquiry into the potential macroeconomic impacts of climate change by the world’s central banks working through the Network for Greening the Financial System, Rebecca Mikula-Wright, Director of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, said:  “These scenarios prepared by the world’s central banks, including many from Asia, clearly demonstrate climate change

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  • International investor networks encourage South Korean Government to seize net zero emissions growth opportunities with revised Paris pledge

    International investor networks, whose members and signatories have assets under management worth hundreds of trillions of won, have written to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea encouraging his government to formalise enhanced climate commitments in a revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement and capitalise on investment and jobs in net zero emissions technologies and infrastructure. In the

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  • International investor groups call for governments to work towards a sustainable recovery from COVID-19

    International investor groups, including the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), have encouraged global governments to ensure they are planning for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by factoring in climate change risk into economic recovery plans. The global statement, which has been sent to G20 countries and others, reinforces that governments’ first priority amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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  • AIGCC Response to Japan’s Revised Nationally Determined Contribution Under the Paris Agreement

    In response to Japan’s release of a revised Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement, Director of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, Rebecca Mikula-Wright, said:  “It is discouraging to see that Japan’s revised pledge under the Paris Agreement contains no immediate commitment to greater emissions reductions. In February, global investor organisations wrote to Prime Minister Abe encouraging Japan

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  • International investors: KEPCO should reconsider supporting new overseas coal power plants

    Current and potential international investors in Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) have urged the company to reconsider its plans to finance new overseas coal-fired power plants. The international investors, who have a combined $US5.86 trillion (₩7,178 trillion) in assets under management, have expressed concern that KEPCO’s coal financing plans would counteract the company’s early progress on the low-carbon energy transition

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  • Investors encourage Japanese Government to lift climate ambition with revised Paris pledge

    International investor organisations, whose members have assets under management worth hundreds of trillions in yen, have written to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to encourage his government to demonstrate global climate change leadership by strengthening its emissions reduction pledges under the Paris Agreement ahead of the crucial 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention

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  • Report Release: “Winds of Change: Low carbon investing in Asia”

    NEW REPORT: “Winds of Change: Low carbon investing in Asia”  Beijing, Monday December 2nd, 2019. By the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change Asian investor survey: appetite for low carbon investment is strong and company engagement on climate risks is increasing. As the 25th annual UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP25) gets underway in Madrid, investor appetite for climate investment

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  • Climate Action 100+ investors seek net zero business strategies through company engagement

    –  US$35 trillion Climate Action 100+ publishes first initiative progress report –  Breakthrough commitments have been achieved, yet step change in broader corporate response to climate change is necessary given US$20 trillion systemic risk to global economy In the first Climate Action 100+ progress report released today, it is clear that despite significant progress achieved, far more needs to be

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  • Record 515 institutional investors managing $35 trillion in assets urge governments to step up ambition to tackle climate change

    Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020 New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its

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  • AIGCC and CDPQ announce partnership to develop capacity-building training for investors in Asian markets

    Montréal, Singapore. September 18, 2019: The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), a network of Asian asset owners and financial institutions, and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a long-term institutional investor, today announced a new partnership to develop capacity-building training for investment teams in Asian markets. The announcement coincides with the third annual AIGCC CEO/CIO Asset Owner

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  • 477 investors with USD $34 trillion in assets urge G20 leaders to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius 

    Amundi, Axa, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), Legal & General Investment Management, Natixis Investment Managers, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management, among a record number of signatories to the Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change. JUNE 26, 2019, OSAKA: Investors from around the globe are urging world government leaders to step up ambition on

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  • NEW REPORT: Are Asia’s Pension Funds ready for Climate Change?

    Climate change is multiplying risks for investors in Asia, and unless unprecedented actions are taken we are on track to a 3°C world, with serious, severe impacts on water resources. Investment portfolios of Asian asset owners are uniquely exposed, putting the continent’s savings at risk, says the new report. The report highlights that Asian pension funds already face shortfalls due

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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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