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

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 Climate Action 100+ have scaled up engagement with systematically important greenhouse gas emitters, while expanding their focus list of companies, adding 61 companies (Known as the + list) that have significant opportunities to drive the clean energy transition and help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Launched in December 2017 at the One Planet Summit, with 225 investors with $26 trillion in assets under management, Climate Action 100+ is now backed by 289 investors with nearly $30 trillion in ...

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288 investors with more than $26 trillion in assets call on world governments to scale up climate action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement standard

QUEBEC, 4 JUNE 2018 – As leaders gather in Canada for the 2018 G7 Summit, 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management urged governments to step up their ambition and action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, support investment in the low-carbon transition, and improve climate-related financial disclosures. “The global shift to clean energy is underway, but much more needs to be done by governments to accelerate the low carbon transition and to improve the resilience of our economy, society and the financial system to climate risks,” investors wrote in a joint statement announced today (4 June). The statement known as the 2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change was delivered to the ...

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Australian and New Zealand Investors join launch of major new global climate change initiative standard

Australia and New Zealand’s biggest institutional investors have joined more than 225 global investors with over US$26 trillion in assets under management to engage the world’s largest emitting companies to act on climate change. Climate Action 100+ launched today by five investor organisations in Paris at the One Planet Summit hosted by President Macron, is a new five-year project harnessing the weight and influence of global investors to engage the worlds largest greenhouse gas emitting companies on climate action. Investors who sign up to the Climate Action 100+ will engage the companies they invest in to ensure that they do more to reduce emissions, strengthen climate-related financial disclosures and improve their governance of climate change issues as they affect their ...

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Investors rally to turn COP23 talk into action standard

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 financial market researchers East & Partners on behalf of HSBC, institutional investors are gearing up to plough increasing amounts of cash into the low carbon transition, with two-thirds saying they plan to increase their level of investment in climate mitigation efforts. Read the full media release.

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UPDATED – Letter From Global Investors To Governments Of The G7 And G20 Nations standard

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 than USD 22 trillion in assets) have written to G20 leaders urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Hamburg on 07- 8 July 2017. Underscoring the urgency of action by G20 nations to implement the global climate pact and echoing a message previously delivered to the G7, investors call on G20 ...

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

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. Investor Climate Compass: Oil and Gas – Navigating Investor Engagement is a joint report from the four investor networks that make up the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC) and CDP. It analyses the impact of persistent climate-focused investor engagement – through private dialogue and public challenge via shareholder resolutions – on 10 large oil and gas companies in North America and Europe. The report confirms that investor engagement has had a discernible impact on board and executive ...

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LETTER FROM GLOBAL INVESTORS TO GOVERNMENTS OF THE G7 AND G20 NATIONS standard

Over 280 global investors (managing more than $17 trillion in assets) urge G7 to stand by Paris Agreement and drive its swift implementation. UPDATE: London/New York/Sydney Monday 22 May 2017 (revised from material previously issued on 8 May 2017) 282 long‐term institutional investors representing more than USD $17 trillion in assets have written to G7 heads of state urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Taormina, Italy on May 26‐7. Reiterate their support for and commitment to implement the Paris Agreement, including the delivery of their own Nationally Determined Contributions in full. Bring forward focused and targeted long-term climate and energy plans that will ensure their future actions align with commitments ...

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Investors update guidance to strengthen engagement on climate risk with oil and gas companies standard

In a move designed to ensure oil and gas majors do far more to address the climate change challenge, global investors from Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia have today published an updated second edition of their guide setting out the challenges facing the sector and investor expectations for how oil and gas companies must act to adapt their business strategies to a 2°C climate change pathway. Read the press release Read the report

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Investors got the signal – Investor actions in 2016 since the Paris Climate Agreement. standard

“Investors got the signal.” That’s been the collective response of many of the world’s largest institutional investors since the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted last December, signalling that a low-carbon future has arrived and is accelerating now that the pact has been formally entered into force under international law. Read more

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