Investor Practice & Capacity Building

We build our members’ ability to manage climate risk, providing;

  1. capacity building through working groups, peer-to-peer dialogues, roundtables, resources, and masterclasses, and
  2. guidance on global initiatives, including the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and Paris Aligned Asset Owners initiative, and Investor Climate Action Plans.

Net Zero Investment Tools and Frameworks

We support Asian investors to accelerate climate progress, using these recommended practices;

  • enhanced climate change policies,
  • implementing an Investor Climate Action Plan (ICAP), and
  • commencing or expanding climate in line with emerging global standards.

Global Initiatives

We help run initiatives that connect investors in Asia with global climate best practice.

Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative (NZAM) includes 301 investors representing more than US$59 trillion in AUM.

Signatories commit to supporting investing aligned with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°.

The NZAM Website

Paris Aligned Asset Owners initiative

The Paris Aligned Asset Owners initiative (PAAO) includes 56 asset owners with more than US$3.3 trillion in AUM.

Signatories commit to transitioning their investments to achieve net zero portfolio emissions by 2050 or sooner, drawing on the Net Zero Investment Framework to set targets, and publishing a climate action plan.

The PAAO Website

Investor Climate Action Plans

Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) Expectations Ladder and Guidance provides clear steps and frameworks for investors to achieve net zero by 2050 or sooner.

The ICAPs website

Training for our Members

We help develop members’ skills on the latest climate related tools and topics, through a number of initiatives.

Climate Change Training Program

The Climate Change Training for Investors courses equip investment professionals with fundamental knowledge and case studies to directly apply climate risks and opportunities to portfolio analysis, company valuation and their wider investment practice.

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Masterclasses

We run masterclasses to our members on topical climate-finance issues, including on developing a climate policy and action plan, corporate engagements, and Taskforce on Climate Financial Disclosures (TCFD) frameworks.

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The Investment Industry’s Climate Progress

Our latest annual survey across climate focused investors provides a snapshot into how leading investors in Asia are progressing on climate and incorporating climate opportunities and challenges into their investment process.

According to the latest member activity survey of 17 investors with USD 7.9 trillion AUM, there are encouraging indicators of progress within our full membership.

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78%

have a climate policy in place

51%

have a public net zero target

49%

have a climate roadmap

Latest Investor Practice News, Resources, and Events.

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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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.

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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.

Investor Progress on Net Zero: An Update for Policy Makers

Briefing | Asia Investor Group on Climate Change | 30 November 2023

A stocktake of 183 Asian headquartered investors, with $33 trillion AUM.

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