The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is an initiative to create awareness and encourage action among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing. AIGCC provides capacity and a trusted forum for investors active in Asia to share best practice and to collaborate on investment activity, credit analysis, risk management, engagement and policy related to climate change.
AIGCC members come from 13 different markets in Asia and internationally, and include asset owners and managers with a combined AUM of over US$26 trillion. With a strong international profile, the AIGCC network also engages with government pension and sovereign wealth funds, family offices, and endowments, AIGCC represents the Asian investor perspective in the evolving global discussions on climate change and the transition to a net-zero emissions economy.
Who can join Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)
Investors active in China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and the Pacific are invited to join AIGCC.
AIGCC is part of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC)
In December 2012, the four regional climate change investor groups, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC – Europe), Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk and Sustainability (Ceres – North America), Institutional 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.
The GIC coalition has been successful in bringing together a strong investor voice to the global climate discussions before and after COP 21 in Paris and to governments of the G7 and G20. The EU, US and Australian/New Zealand groups have been doing work in this area for over 15 years. The GIC groups also collaborate with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), CDP and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) on key investor statements and practical initiatives to leverage opportunities for maximum impact on policy, corporate engagement and investment practice via the Investor Agenda.
AIGCC History and Governance
AIGCC was re-launched in Singapore as part of the Global Investor Coalition (GIC) in September 2016 and currently operates under the governance and as part of the structure of the Investor Group on Climate Change Australia/New Zealand (IGCC). AIGCC has its own members, projects and activities and operates across the Asia region with staff based in Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Sydney.