Public policy provides the signals and incentives that direct the flow of capital across the global economy. Policymakers need to create policy frameworks that support investment in low carbon assets, enable investment in adaptation measures, and a just transition for affected workers and communities. They also need to ensure that investors take full account of the risks and opportunities presented by climate change in their decision-making.
Investors are a key influence on policymakers and, therefore, policy engagement by long-term investors is a necessary extension of these investors’ responsibilities and fiduciary duties to their beneficiaries.
We invite asset owners and asset managers to sign the 2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change
On June 4 2018, as world leaders prepared to gather in Canada for the 2018 G7 Summit, 288 investors managing more than US $26 trillion called on world governments to scale up climate action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, via a Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change.
As the statement was launched in the presence of the UNFCCC’s Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, The Investor Agenda partner organizations issued a call-to-action for more investors to act on climate by signing the statement. You can read the press release for the call-to-action below.
The list of signatories will be updated at the Global Climate Action Summit in September, and then again in December at COP 24 Poland.
The Investor Agenda partner organizations also released a briefing paper outlining the key asks in the statement. You can read the statement and the briefing paper below.
Sign the statement by completing the form below
Please complete the following form in order to add your organization to the list of signatories:
- Only institutional investors (asset owners and asset managers only) are eligible to sign the statement.
- Please proof read the name of your organization for any typos before submitting!
- By signing the statement, you consent to your organization being publicly listed as active under the policy advocacy focus area of the Investor Agenda.
- The contact person’s name and email will be held securely by the Investor Agenda team and not published. The contact person must be authorized to sign on to the statement on behalf of their organization.