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New Investor Report: Investors expect steel sector to secure its future with action on climate change standard

Global investors set out how steel sector must decarbonise in line with goals of Paris Agreement. Expectations will support investor engagement with leading steel companies through Climate Action 100+ initiative. London: A global network of more than 250 institutional investors, representing assets worth over $30 trillion1, has set out expectations of the actions the steel sector needs to take to safeguard its future in the face of climate change. The report published today suggests that steel companies must significantly scale up investment in technologies that will enable them to decarbonise operations in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Produced by the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) with lead authors Aegon Asset Management and Kempen Capital Management, ...

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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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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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Global investors launch guide to drive engagement on climate risk with the automotive sector standard

London/Boston/Sydney, 11 October 2016 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 sector and investor expectations for how these companies must shift gear to adapt their business strategies to address climate related risk and build a sustainable low carbon transport system for the future. Launching Investor Expectations of Automotive Companies – Shifting gears to accelerate the transition to low carbon vehicles Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO for European investor network IIGCC said, “This guide signals a new area of concerted engagement between big investors and ...

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