Major AIGCC Report : Released 6 September 2016
The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is an initiative to create awareness among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing. AIGCC provides capacity for investors to share best practice and to collaborate on investment activity, credit analysis, risk management, engagement and policy.
With a strong international profile and significant network, including pension, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and fund managers, AIGCC represents the Asian investor perspective in the evolving global discussions on climate change and the transition to a greener economy.
Who can join Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)
Investors in the region are invited to participate in the group, including China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and the Pacific.
IGCC and AIGCC are part of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC)
In December 2012, the four regional climate change investor groups, IIGCC (Europe), Ceres INCR (North America), 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 Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) was an initiative set up in 2011 by the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), now PRI Asia, to create awareness among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing.
The merger between ASrIA and the Principles for Responsible Investment was completed at the end of 2015 to form PRI Asia. AIGCC launched as a member of the Global Investor Coalition on 6 September 2016 in Singapore.
Given the global shift in momentum to a low carbon future by countries around the world following the recent Paris Agreement, AIGCC has the potential to play a unique role in catalyzing climate-related finance and investment in the Asia region. A review of AIGCC has been undertaken to determine the best structure and model that AIGCC should take forward and how it can serve investors in Asia and those who invest into the region.
AIGCC has begun operating initially as a working group under the structure and governance of the Investor Group on Climate Change (Aus/NZ) given the regional proximity. This is to support the group as it gains momentum, with the ultimate goal of being based in the region. Asia based investors and members of the GIC groups (IGCC, IIGCC, Ceres/INCR) are invited to join the working group if they have Asia based investment activity. The first project of the group will be a report on the current state of climate finance and investment in Asia and launched in September, 2016.
Invitations are now being issued to interested investors. For investors in Asia and/or if you are a not an existing member of one of the above groups and would like to understand how you could be involved please contact us.
About the GIC
In December 2012, the four regional climate change investor groups, IIGCC (Europe), INCR (United States), IGCC (Australia & New Zealand) and AIGCC (Asia) formed the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC) for joint projects and initiatives that benefit from global collaboration.
The coalition provides a global platform for dialogue between investors and governments on policy and investment practice related to climate change and a focal point for international fora.
Visit the GIC website for further details.
More up to date information will be provided on this site as work progresses throughout 2016.
For investors who wish to be involved in AIGCC activities and receive information on climate change issues of relevance to investors in Asia please register your interest by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
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