Topic: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change

Asian Utilities Engagement Program: Year 2 Progress Update

Report | Asia Investor Group on Climate Change | 10 August 2023

Investors’ $12 trillion Asian Utilities Engagement Program sees progress on coal phase out and expansion of renewable energy commitments Program’s second year also sees support for improving climate governance and decarbonisation strategies in the focus energy companies.


Leaders in responsible investment call for more action on climate finance

17 July 2023

Director of Engagement Valerie Kwan spoke on investor stewardship and climate-related risks last week at the "Responsible Investment in Practice: Undertaking Stewardship with a Focus on Climate Change" webinar, co-organised by: AIGCC, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI); Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand (SEC Thailand); and United Nations (UN).

CEO Rebecca Mikula-Wright Joins High-Level Consultative Group for the Energy Transition Accelerator

3 February 2023

The group’s 20 leading experts come from a wide range of regions and constituencies representing civil society organisations, standard-setting initiatives, private sector coalitions, and intergovernmental bodies.

Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces initial targets for 86 investors as total number of asset managers committing to net zero increases to 291

10 November 2022

  • Less than two years since the initiative launched, the latest disclosures take the total number of asset managers that have set initial targets to 169.
  • The initiative continues to grow, with 21 managers joining the initiative since May 2022, bringing the total to 291, representing more than USD 66 trillion

Paris Aligned Asset Owners initiative publishes first Progress Report and initial target disclosures for a further 13 signatories

9 November 2022

  • Inaugural Progress Report showcases innovation and best practice amongst asset owners for turning net zero commitments into action
  • New targets mean 40 asset owners have disclosed initial targets since March 2021
  • The Paris Aligned Asset Owners comprises 57 signatories representing over $3.3 trillion AUM
  • Asset owners are typically pension and

More than 600 investors with almost $42 trillion in assets under management call on governments to radically raise their climate ambition at COP27

2 November 2022

The 2022 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change represents the most ambitious investor call for policy action since the first statement in 2009. The 2022 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis has been submitted to governments before COP27 with 602 investor signatures representing US $42

Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark shows continued progress on net zero commitments is not matched by development and implementation of credible decarbonisation strategies

13 October 2022

  • Interim cycle of Benchmark assessments provides investors with timely data to inform engagement strategies ahead of upcoming proxy seasons
  • Latest assessments reveal progress on net zero commitments, just 6 months after last round, but too often these are not matched by credible transition plans showing how they will be achieved

More than 500 institutional investors from around the world join forces to urge governments to step up climate policy ambition

13 September 2022

  • The 2022 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis launches today with 533 investor signatories representing US $39 trillion in assets. The statement is open for investors to join the unified call for government action until COP27.
  • The statement urges governments to implement policies consistent with a just

The Investor Agenda releases new guidance for investors to develop and publish ambitious Investor Climate Action Plans

6 July 2022

  • The seven Founding Partners of the Investor Agenda have released updated ICAPs Guidance to help investors reach a net zero emissions economy by 2050 or sooner.
  • The ICAPs Guidance is designed to accompany the ICAPs Expectations Ladder to raise investor ambition on the climate crisis.
  • The updated Guidance document adds