Asset Owners Working Group

Asset owners across Asia are accelerating their net zero alignment work throughout Asia, recognising that they cannot divest from climate risk.

The Asset Owners Working Group will meet the growing interest in net zero alignment from Asian sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and insurers.

By extension, AIGCC also co-ordinates leading global net zero initiatives, including, for asset owners, the Paris Aligned Asset Owner (PAAO) Commitment, which allows global asset owners to demonstrate climate leadership, publicly set science-aligned interim targets and report on progress, while engaging in peer-to-peer learning.

Who can join?

The Asset Owners Working Group is open to all asset owners, including those who are at an earlier stage of their climate journey, as well as more advanced leading funds. Specific climate commitments, reporting, targets or demonstration of progress is not a prerequisite to join the working group.

Our activities

Through the working group asset owners will:

  • Learn from experts and best practice from regional and global peers in the many aspects of net zero investing,
  • Develop capacity to align investor portfolios with the goals of the Paris Agreement,
  • Build momentum for taking climate action to meet their fiduciary duties.

The working group will have an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing between both global and regional asset owners., as well as from international asset owners.

Contact

Monica Bae
Director, Investor Practice
Email Monica

 

Contact

Serena Li
Manager, Investor Practice
Email Serena

Latest News, Resources, and Events for Asset Owners.

Investor Progress on Net Zero: An Update for Policy Makers
New data analysing the climate practices of 183 Asia-headquartered investors with $33 trillion under management shows a high recognition of climate risks and opportunities, widespread formal climate disclosures, and long-term target setting.
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Key insights from Asia’s institutional investors on climate scenario analysis, decarbonisation, and fossil fuel policies

Meeting Notes | Asia Investor Group on Climate Change | February 2024

In a memo written by investors for investors, 16 investors managing over USD 6 trillion in assets under management shared rare candid insights on the realities and challenges of addressing the climate crisis in their investment portfolios.

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New Research on Asian Investors Shows High Recognition of Climate Risks and Opportunities

30 November 2023

New data analysing the climate practices of 183 Asia-headquartered investors with $33 trillion under management shows a high recognition of climate risks and opportunities, widespread formal climate disclosures, and long-term target setting.

New Working Group to Accelerate Asset Owners’ Net Zero Work in Asia

3 October 2023

The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) has announced a new asset owners working group for Asia’s pension and sovereign wealth funds, and insurers to start in January 2024

Serena Li

Serena is based in Hong Kong and supports AIGCC members to better integrate climate change factors into their investment processes and decision-making.