A single and comprehensive framework
The Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) Expectations Ladder and Guidance provides investors with clear expectations for issuing and implementing comprehensive climate action plans, including steps investors can take to support the goal of a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 or sooner. The framework aims to help investors navigate existing expectations and initiatives on climate change. It is inclusive and unique in that it sets out expectations for investors wherever they may be on their climate journey.
The ICAPs Expectations Ladder summarizes the key climate actions investors can take right now in the four interlocking areas of the Investor Agenda: investment, corporate engagement, policy advocacy, and investor disclosure. Governance is a cross-cutting theme across all four areas.
Investors can use the ICAPs Expectations Ladder in several ways including:
- Assessing their current approach to managing climate change risk and opportunity
- Publishing a standalone ICAP
- Embedding elements of the ICAPs into their climate change strategies and disclosures.
- Communicating their current activities and future plans to stakeholders
The accompanying ICAPs Guidance enables investors to interpret the ICAPs Expectations Ladder. It helps investors self-assess where they are on the ladder to understand the specific climate actions they can take to strengthen their approach and make further progress.Access our latest webinar on ICAPs
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The ICAPs Expectations Ladder & Guidance documents have being translated into various languages to increase access for investors.
Please see below for the ICAPs Expectations Ladder & Guidance translations that are already available.
Please note, Guidance translations marked 2021 are previous versions of the Guidance.
Français – French
Conseils pour l’utilisation de l’Echelle des AttentesDownload the 2023 Guidance PDF - Français
日本語 – Japanese
投資家気候行動計画 Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) 期待達成レベル評価Download the Expectations Ladder PDF - 日本語
한국어 – Korean
투자자 기후행동 계획 Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) 기대 단계Download the Expectations Ladder PDF - 한국어
투자자 기후행동 계획 Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) 기대 단계 사용 지침 (2021)Download the 2021 Guidance PDF - 한국어
Português – Portuguese
Guia para utilização da Escala de ExpectativasDownload the 2023 Guidance PDF - Português
中文 – Simplified Chinese
投资者气候行动计划 Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) 期望阶梯Download the Expectations Ladder PDF - 中文
投资者气候行动计划 Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) 期望阶梯使用指南Download the 2023 Guidance PDF - 中文
Español – Spanish
Escalera de ExpectativasDownload the Expectations Ladder PDF - Español
Guía para usar la Escalera de ExpectativasDownload the 2023 Guidance PDF - Español