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GIC letter to the TCFD standard

Members of the Global Investor Coalition have sent a letter to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), requesting it focus on industries facing a high degree of climate risk, develop a framework to address significant gaps in current climate risk disclosure and increase its engagement with securities regulators and central banks alongside consideration of the effects of climate risk on financial stability. The full letter is available here

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Global investors have strong presence at COP21 standard

U.S., European and Australasian institutional investors pushing for global climate deal that will catalyse low-carbon investment PARIS – Leading global investors from Europe, the United States and Australasia will be in Paris during climate negotiations at COP21, offering their support for a strong agreement aimed at stabilising the climate and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change on the environment and the economy. Institutional investors who are part of the investor networks that make up the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change are among the largest in the world in terms of assets under management, and have been vocal in calling for meaningful carbon pricing and an ambitious climate agreement in Paris. Click here to download a copy of the ...

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Investors write to G7 Governments on long term reduction target standard

For the attention of the Finance Ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) As institutional investors responsible for managing the retirement savings and investments of millions of people or managing endowments, we believe climate change is one of the biggest systemic risks we face. With the right market signals from policy makers, investment in low-carbon and climate resilient opportunities can flow and climate impacts and resulting economic damages can be mitigated. An ambitious agreement in Paris with the aim to limit average global temperature increase to 2°C, as agreed previously by UN countries in Cancun, is a critical first step in this direction. We therefore urge you to support: A long-term global emissions reduction goal in the Paris agreement; The ...

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Investor Expectations: Oil and Gas Company Strategy standard

The Investor Expectations: Oil and Gas Company Strategy outlines the changing policy, technology and demand dynamics that are creating material risks in the oil and gas sector. The purpose of this document is to provide a guide for investors to have constructive engagement with boards and management of oil and gas companies on carbon asset risk. It makes recommendations for company consideration on governance, strategy, implementation, disclosure and public policy, with sample questions to help investors get the conversation started. Click here to view the report Click here to see the media release

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Global Climate Change Investor Groups Publish Report On Investor Practices Relating To Climate Change standard

The European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, the North American Investor Network on Climate Risk, the Australia/New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change and the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change have today published a report detailing the investment practices of asset managers and asset owners such as pension funds, relating to climate change The report details the results of the third global survey of investment practices, which was conducted by Mercer and is based on responses from thirty-seven asset owners and forty-seven asset managers with collective assets totalling more than USD $14 trillion. Click here to download a copy of the media release Click here to download a copy of the publication

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Global Investor Action Plan On Climate Change 2013-2015 standard

The members of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC) will together undertake five work areas on behalf of their investor members in the period 2013 to 2015. Our aim is to help reduce the risks from climate change to investors and the global economy by simultaneously encouraging improved governmental climate policies and facilitating increased low carbon investment. Activities in the five work areas below are additional to those of each regional investor group. Activities will be added or changed as required. Click here to download a copy of the publication

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US$20 trillion Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change meeting in Hong Kong puts the spotlight on Asia’s contribution to climate change and on climate solutions standard

HONG KONG 19th June 2013 -­‐ Investors from over 20 emerging and developed economies gathered for the first time last week to consider the risks and opportunities arising from climate change, and to develop further their collective efforts. The meeting -­‐ organised by the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, with support from partners in the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change -­‐ involved members of the four international climate change investor groups, representing over US$20 trillion assets under management. Speaking on the final day, Assaad Razzouk, CEO of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, based in Singapore, said: ‘Asia Pacific is set to roast the world. Analysis by the World Resources Institute shows that across the region there are 925 coal fired ...

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