The investor guide to climate collaboration

From COP26 to net zero

Institutional investors have been in the vanguard of the response to climate change. Many have liabilities stretching decades into the future and invest across the entire economy, making them sensitive to the long-term, economy-wide threat posed by the physical impacts of climate change and by policies designed to reduce carbon emissions.

Many also recognise the advantages of collaborating to address these common challenges. Since the 2015 Paris Agreement, a number of collaborative investor initiatives have emerged to share expertise, develop frameworks, set targets and amplify investors’ voices as they engage with investee companies and policymakers.

However, this proliferation of initiatives can be a source of confusion to the many investors who are beginning to formulate their response to climate change. This report summarises the key investor initiatives and the tools and frameworks that have been developed to help investors understand climate-related risk and opportunity.

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It includes:

  • An introduction to developing a response to climate change
  • A review of the eight investor initiatives
  • An overview of the key frameworks and tools investors that have been developed to help investors identify, analyse, manage and disclose climate risk and opportunity.

As we approach the critical COP26 climate talks to be held in Glasgow in November 2021, this guide provides essential reading to help investors make their contribution to a net-zero global economy.

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