Policy & Advocacy

We contribute to the collective effort to influence policy that enables investors across Asia to allocate capital in a transition to net zero.

Emerging Policy Issues

Energy Transition

Supporting government policy that unlocks a rapid clean energy transition.

Disclosures

Working alongside regulators and governments to reform climate disclosure rules.

Climate Financing

Including taxonomies and other legislation to support the flow of sustainable finance.

Physical Risk

Understanding the implications of the physical impacts of climate change and helping build resilience to protect economies.

Global​ Engagement

International Forums

Bringing the Asian investor perspective to discussions with;

  • United Nations forums including COP,
  • G20,
  • G7,
  • ASEAN.
Peer Network Collaborations

We facilitate a global voice on climate and finance policy with;

  • IGCC in Australia,
  • Ceres in the USA,
  • IIGCC in Europe,
  • PRI and CDP internationally.

Regional Engagement

Advocating for policies that will unlock the billions that investors can allocate to climate solutions.

The Asian Utilities Engagement Program

AIGCC’s program to help investors and service providers engage with Asia’s systematically important electric utilities on climate.
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Roundtables

Bringing together investors, policy-makers and regulators.

Submissions

Providing the investor perspective on policies that are currently in development.

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Direct 1:1 Engagement

In-depth discussion with key government decision-makers on current and emerging policy themes.

The Asian Utilities Engagement Program

Decarbonising Asia’s energy system is crucial to protecting our economies.

In 2021 AIGCC launched the AUEP program to help investors and service providers engage effectively with Asia’s systematically important electric utilities on climate.

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Key Resources


Greenwashing and how to avoid it: an introductory guide for Asia’s finance industry.

April 2023.

This is an introductory guide intended for players in the Asian finance sector, including asset managers, banks, institutional investors, and regulators, to understand issues surrounding the growing phenomenon of greenwashing in the industry.

The report

  • addresses the prevalence of greenwashing in financial markets in Asia, and provides an overview of the various forms of regulation and guidance being developed to address it.
  • provides a typology of enforcement action being taken by a variety of regulatory bodies and actors against greenwashing across the globe, and identifies cases at the greenwashing frontier.
  • provides guidance on measures to guard against greenwashing risk.

Carbon Capture and Storage In The Decision Decade For Decarbonisation

November 2022

The large-scale adoption of carbon, capture and storage (CCS) continues to be a key assumption underlying major decarbonization pathways as a means to bridge the emissions gap, resulting in projected CCS capacity requirements that are an order of magnitude greater than present capacity.

AIGCC leverages selected findings and figures from a Wood Mackenzie’s report to draw conclusions for these sectors:

  • Power Generation
  • Steel Production

Investor Expectations of National Adaptation Plans in Asia

November 2022

The members of AIGCC’s Physical Risks Working Group have put together the following list of key asks from governments on the various elements of the National Adaptation Plan process:

  1. Outline a consistent, national view of physical climate risk
  2. Base national adaptation plans on scenario analysis
  3. Identify and prioritise vulnerable systems, groups and communities in NAPs in adaptation planning and implementation.
  4. Ensure corporate disclosure on physical risks
  5. Consult with members of the finance sector as part of the NAP process
  6. Include inter-regional effects in developing NAPs
  7. Include action-oriented points on implementation and financing strategies in NAPs

AIGCC’s Submission to the International Sustainability Standards Board

July 2022

AIGCC supports the development of consistent sustainability reporting standards globally. There is some level of fragmentation in the standards that are being implemented in many markets, however it is important now more than ever to develop a comprehensive and globally interoperable standard for sustainability reporting. Further delays in developing a global standard for sustainability disclosures will result in increasing costs, risks for the investment community as well as reporting entities operating internationally, and ultimately result in difficulties to give effect to the much-needed sustainability transition.

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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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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.

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.