Stewardship & Corporate Engagement

We support institutional investors in using stewardship tools to engage with systemically-important emitters in Asia. The ultimate goal is to improve companies’ climate disclosures and their progress on climate transition plans.

As part of this, we help convene international initiatives such as Climate Action 100+ and the Asian Utilities Engagement Program, which is open only to AIGCC members.

 

Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+As a co-founder of Climate Action 100+, we lead the implementation of the Climate Action 100+ initiative in Asia, and facilitate the initiative’s Asia Advisory group.

We encourage all CA100+ signatories active in the region to become members of AIGCC.

 

Company Engagements

The Asia Engagement working group focuses on 37 companies listed in Asia, engaging on climate related risks and opportunities. The working group is facilitated by AIGCC and PRI, and is open to Climate Action 100+ signatories.

 

Global Sector Strategies

Complementing investors’ engagement with heavy emitting companies, investors also have the option to engage with the other stakeholders who will influence whole sectors’ decarbonisation, including decision-makers in policy, value chain, technology, and financing.
Read more…

Asian Utilities Engagement Program

We launched the Asian Utilities Engagement Program in June 2021, recognising that decarbonising the power sector is a significant opportunity to drive down climate risk.

The program focusses on seven power utilities in Asia, who produce substantial greenhouse gas emissions, have large coal-fired power capacity or have a strategic role in achieving net zero.

Read more about the program.

Key Resources

Shareholder proposals on climate change and proxy voting, along with a range of other stewardship options, can play acomplementary role to private dialogue in broader engagement strategies.

This is a practical reference for investors looking to understand the range of stewardship options at their disposal. This is also complementary to the Climate Action 100+ Investor Guide for Engaging in Asia and is to be used in parallel to enable effective, robust and impactful corporate engagement in Asia.

Decarbonising the global economy is complex. Successful engagement will require unique strategies and approaches across different businesses, regions and sectors.

Investors engaging in Asian and emerging markets have experienced significant differences among these markets, including differences in policy and regulation, in the influence of different stakeholders on company practice and in-company practice and performance on climate change.

This resource provides guidance for investors on how they can engage Asian and emerging market companies, and understanding how the Climate Action 100+ Benchmark relates to them.

The Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark helps stakeholders assess the performance of the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters on their net zero transition, and against the Climate Action 100+’s three high-level goals: emissions reduction, governance, and disclosure.

It is not a disclosure mechanism or database itself. Rather, it is an evaluation tool for investor engagement that can be used by investors, all of whom will have differing mandates and starting points together with considerations of jurisdiction, regulation and best practice, from which they make their own decisions.

Latest Corporate Engagement News, Resources & Events.

AIGCC’s 2023 Year in Review

Report | Asia Investor Group on Climate Change | February 2024

For our 2023 Year in Review, we detail our progress on our work and programs under AIGCC and our key strategic pillars – investor practice, policy advocacy, and corporate engagement, as well as a closer look at select markets – Japan, China, and South Korea.

Download the Report

AIGCC 2023 Year in Review

7 February 2024

For our 2023 Year in Review, we detail our progress on our work and programs under AIGCC and our key strategic pillars - investor practice, policy advocacy, and corporate engagement, as well as a closer look at select markets - Japan, China, and South Korea.

Climate Action 100+ Announces New Investor Members of Global Steering Committee

22 November 2023

New members increase investor representation on the Steering Committee and expand the mix of geographic experience and expertise.

Strong Opportunities for Climate Progress in Korea

14 November 2023

The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) welcomes Korea’s promise as a centre for climate innovation and industry, based on a series of high-level roundtables, seminars, and bilateral meetings in Seoul this month.

Collaboration across sectors, between steelmakers and investors necessary to develop a roadmap for a structured green transformation of Asia’s steel sector

19 October 2023

AIGCC convened a special closed-door, Chatham House roundtable in October 2023. The roundtable particularly discussed ways to create an enabling environment for a structured green transformation of Asia’s steel sector.