Sign on to the 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis
To commit to sign on to the 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis, investor organisations should complete and submit the form below.
Upon completion of the form you will be redirected to a landing page confirming you have supported the statement and the email provided as lead contact will receive a confirmation email (please check your spam/ junk emails).
Please email Emelia Holdaway, Co-Chair, Policy Working Group, The Investor Agenda at email@example.com with any questions.
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 enact a just transition for affected workers and communities. They also should 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 an important extension of these investors’ responsibilities and fiduciary duties to their beneficiaries.
The 2021 Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis opened for investors to support on 1st March 2021, and will close in advance of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place on 1st – 12th November 2021.
Recent Investor Agenda policy advocacy activity
In May 2020, the CEOs of The Investor Agenda Founding Partners issued a special statement setting out key recommendations for world governments to deliver a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that supports net-zero emissions investment. Following on from this, an investor statement to EU leaders on sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was issued in June 2020.
The CEOs of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change together with PRI and CDP also wrote to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea in May 2020, and Prime Minister Abe of Japan in February 2020 encouraging more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) under the Paris Agreement and to set clear pathways towards net-zero emissions.
Finally in 2020, the CEOs of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change together with PRI and CDP also called upon the US government to rejoin the Paris Agreement and the CEOs of IIGCC, PRI and CDP called upon the EU Council to reflect high climate ambition in the EU’s 2030 target and sustainable recovery package.