The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) aims to create awareness among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing. With current members representing over $26 trillion in funds under management, AIGCC provides capacity for investors to collaborate on investment activity, credit analysis, risk management, engagement and policy.

With a strong focus on international engagement, AIGCC participates in international collaborations to engage with global and regional investor organisations, including the development of major projects to leverage opportunities for maximum impact on policy and corporate engagement for asset owners and financial institutions.

AIGCC develops resources for investors, such as tools and guides to address specific investor needs around integrating climate change into investment processes and portfolios. AIGCC also collaborates with global investor climate networks to develop new research. AIGCC publications aim to provide the investment community with applicable and relevant resources and tools to assist in the transition to low carbon economies in Asia.

Membership includes access to the AIGCC Action Agenda. The members of the working group can participate in:

  • Global investor submissions and reports to provide input and perspective on behalf of Asia
  • Sharing of relevant experience and insights to assist in identifying future focus areas for the development of resources for investors in the region
  • Maintaining a peer to peer network through regular participation in the group
  • International collaboration with access to projects and initiatives such as the Global Investor Coalition, Climate Action 100+ and The Investor Agenda.
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Working Groups

AIGCC set up new working groups in 2020 to further member participation and deploy their expertise into key projects and priorities. The working groups provide additional forums for collaboration and increasing knowledge of investor practice on climate change. The working groups also aim to respond dynamically to the current needs and priorities of AIGCC members.


New working groups include:

  • Engagement and Policy
  • Physical Risk and Resilience 
  • Paris Aligned Investment
  • Climate Change Training Project – Project Advisory Group

Member Meetings

AIGCC hosts monthly meetings to provide an update on key projects and initiatives and provides a forum for members to share updates on their own work in a trusted peer-to peer forum. Often we invite guest speakers on topics of interest to investors. The meetings are open to all AIGCC members and guests are also welcome to attend. We encourage all members to:

  • Share their relevant experience and/or insight with the group
  • Assist in identifying future focus areas of relevance to investors in the region
  • Review global investor joint submissions/reports to provide input and perspective from Asia
  • Encourage more Asian investors to join the group

Climate Change Training

In 2020, AIGCC embarked on a project to develop and deliver online climate change training to our members with the generous support from Caisse des Depots et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ). KPMG Hong Kong with oversight from the Project Advisory Committee, developed eLearning modules that will equip analysts and portfolio managers with fundamental knowledge and case studies to directly apply climate risks and opportunities to portfolio analysis and company valuation.

The three core modules are on the following topics. They were piloted with 50 AIGCC members in December 2020. Access to the training for non-members and a broader regional roll out including translations will occur during 2021. Please contact us for further information.

  • Climate change science, climate-related financial impacts and regulatory risk fundamentals
  • TCFD framework and reporting
  • Integrating climate risks and opportunities in investment strategy

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Asian Utilities Engagement Program 

In June 2021, AIGCC launched the Asian Utilities Engagement Program in partnership with 13 institutional investors and stewardship service providers. Investors are seeking to collaboratively engage with Asia’s systematically important electric utilities through the program to increase the effectiveness of climate engagement with these companies with a common agenda, including:

  • Strengthening the board’s accountability of climate risk,
  • Action to reduce emissions across the value chain (including coal phase-out consistent with the Paris Agreement goals)
  • Enhancing disclosure, identifying physical risks and ensuring companies are supporting policy in line with achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

The initiative’s 13 launch participants issued a public statement detailing the intent of the program and general asks of focus companies, which can be read here. This program complements and runs in parallel with the global Climate Action 100+ initiative.

AIGCC CEO / CIO Roundtable

AIGCC has convened three regional and a Hong Kong asset owners and regulators roundtable since Sept 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 integrating climate change risks and opportunities into their investment policies and processes.

The aim of the event is to build on the knowledge developed in the previous years’ roundtable, where the impact of climate risk for investors in Asia was discussed. It also aims to develop a deeper understanding of where climate implications can fit within ESG policy and management frameworks and how they could be applied for investors in the region.