The Investor Agenda: Accelerating global investor actions for a net-zero emissions economy

Date: Wednesday 10 November, 15.00 – 16.15 GMT

Location: Online and in Multimedia Studio 2 in the UNFCCC blue zone

Investors are beginning to set net zero goals, develop climate action plans, and engage companies on transition planning. Now, a record number of investors representing around 50% of global AUM have signed the Global Investor Statement to Governments on the Climate Crisis, urging policymakers to deliver robust policies in line with 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Hear from speakers about how the Investor Agenda is helping to accelerate investor climate action.

  • California State Controller Betty Yee, Board Member, CalPERS, CalSTRS & Ceres
  • Deanne Stewart, CEO, Aware Super
  • Fabio Alperowitch, Co-Founder, Fama Investimentos
  • Faith Ward, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel Pension Partnership
  • Fiona Reynolds, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Hidenao Makiuchi, Managing Director, Dai-Ichi Life International Europe
  • Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP
  • Rebecca Mikula-Wright, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change and Asia Investor Group on Climate Change
  • Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

The seven organizations who founded The Investor Agenda are working together to produce the event:  Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, Principles for Responsible Investment and UNEP Finance Initiative. Further information on The Investor Agenda can be found at  www.TheInvestorAgenda.org.

RSVP: Register to attend the event online by populating the form here, you will then be sent a calendar appointment with joining instructions.

Launch of the Global Investor Statement Investor Action Pack

Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021

Ahead of COP26, the Investor Agenda launched its 2021 Global Investor Statement (GIS) to Governments on the Climate Crisis – the strongest ever call from investors to governments to raise their climate ambition and implement meaningful policies.

The session aimed at providing GIS signatories with further knowledge on how to become active advocates using the newly-launched GIS Investor Action Pack.

EU/ US region webinar

Watch the recording of the webinar

Investor Advocacy (slides)

Download the presentation

ICAPs Launch – Climbing the Ladder to Net-Zero

Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2021
Time: 3pm UK time/ 10 AM EST (60 min)

As Latin America’s largest investors and insurers move to align their portfolios with net-zero emissions targets for 2050 and sooner, what will be required to ensure systematic and meaningful progress? Find out more at our next webinar on 22nd September.

Speakers include:

  • Mariuz Calvet Roquero, Afore XXI Banorte
  • Lais Cesar, Manager LATAM, Capital Markets, CDP
  • Eduardo Atehortua, Head of LATAM (ex-Brazil), PRI

A medida que los mayores inversionistas y aseguradores de América Latina avancen para alinear sus carteras con los objetivos de emisiones netas cero para 2050, ¿qué se requerirá para garantizar un progreso sistemático y significativo en todo el continente? Únase a este webinar de la Agenda del inversor para analizar cómo los inversores latinoamericanos y sus socios globales pueden comenzar a utilizar la Escala de expectativas de los Planes de acción climática para inversores (ICAP) para iniciar el proceso de descarbonización.

Podran conocer:
– Cómo los inversores están comparando el progreso con los objetivos netos cero
– Qué pueden hacer los inversores para comenzar su viaje neto cero
– Cómo se puede utilizar la escala de expectativas de ICAP para comparar el progreso hacia los objetivos climáticos
– ¿Qué sigue para los inversores latinoamericanos que se dirigen a la COP26 y más allá?

Participantes:

  • Mariuz Calvet Roquero, Afore XXI Banorte
  • Lais Cesar, Manager LATAM, Capital Markets, CDP
  • Eduardo Atehortua, Head of LATAM (ex-Brazil), PRI
Register here

ICAPs Launch – Climbing the Ladder to Net-Zero

Date: Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 BST

As global investors move to align their portfolios with net-zero emissions targets in time for 2050, what will be required to ensure systematic and meaningful progress? Join the Investor Agenda launch of the Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) Expectations Ladder to find out.

The ICAPs Expectations Ladder defines opportunities for investor action on climate across four interlocking areas – investment strategy, corporate engagement, policy advocacy and investor disclosure, and also examines governance. It identifies the steps required for investors to create a comprehensive climate action plan that can enable progress towards achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050. The ICAPs approach helps investors no matter where they are in their journey to better integrate climate change risks and opportunities into their investment process and climb up the ladder to net-zero.

The webinar is co-convened by Investor Agenda partners CDP, PRI and UNEP-FI. Join us to learn how you can use the ladder to reinforce existing efforts and scale up a systematic approach to climate action across your organisation.

Speakers include:

  • Rahnuma Chowdhury, Investor Climate Action Lead, UNEP FI
  • Jake Barnett, Director, Sustainable Investment Services, Wespath
  • Nili Gilbert, Investment Committee Chair, David Rockefeller Fund
  • Moderator: Eniko Horvath, Head of Climate, PRI
Register here

P4G Global Summit – AIGCC Side Event

Date: Monday, 31 May 2021
Time: 15:00 – 18:00 KST

The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is hosting a global C-level investor panel, “Global Investor Action and Initiatives Towards Net-Zero” on behalf of The Investor Agenda at the P4G Global Summit in Seoul.

The event is a hybrid in person and virtual event at the JW Marriot Dongdaemun in Seoul and online. It aims to help catalyse Asian investors, particularly those in South Korea, to adopt climate change strategies into their portfolios and participate in relevant global investor initiatives that have been actively progressing in other markets.

The P4G Global Summit will bring governments, businesses, investors and civil society leaders to Seoul to share ambitious climate action goals, inspire deeper commitments from both the public and the private sectors, and foster partnerships to deliver tangible development and climate action heading towards COP 26 in November.

The agenda comprises two 40-minute panels featuring leaders from some of the region’s largest institutional investors, followed by a networking session.

Panel 1: Net Zero Investment Practice 

Focus areas: Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs Asia launch); global and regional investor progress on climate actions including net zero commitments.

Speakers:

  •  Jon Johnsen, CEO, PKA
  • Asset Management One, CEO, Akira Sugano
  • Blackrock, Global Head of Investment Stewardship, Sandra Boss
  • P4G, Global Director, Ian de Cruz

Moderator:
Rebecca Mikula-Wright. Executive Director, AIGCC

Panel 2: Scaling Up Green Investment – How South Korea can catalyse the net zero transition in Asia 
Focus areas: Overcoming local (Korean) and regional barriers to scaling up investments catalysing private sector capital via new investment vehicles and partnerships.

Speakers:

  • Hanwha Asset Management, CEO, Yong Hyun Kim
  • Shinhan Financial Group, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Sung-Hyun Park
  • IFU (Investment Fund For Developing Countries), CEO, Torben Huss
  • Amundi Asset Management, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Asia, Yasunori Iwanaga

Moderator:
Sungwoo Kim, Head of Environment & Energy Research Institute at Kim & Chang

Watch the event here

Race to Zero Dialogues: Finance Day

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020
Time: 13:30 – 14:20 GMT
Platform: Zoom

Join us on Thursday, 19 November for the Race to Zero Dialogues: Finance Day organised by the UN High Level Climate Action Champions and the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

The objectives of the Race to Zero Dialogues: Finance Day are to:

  1. Understand what setting net-zero targets means for the finance sector in practice
  2. Explore how to finance sector transition utilising sector pathways to net-zero
  3. Explore how to address the challenges with financing resilience
  4. Explore how to finance the race to zero in developing and emerging economies
  5. Showcase practical actions from investors and other finance sector actors

A session organised by The Investor Agenda will feature practical actions and collaboration underway by over 1,200 investors.

Find out more

Agenda

13:30 – 14:20

GMT

Practical actions: investor collaboration to accelerate actions towards a zero carbon economy
Organised by: The Investor Agenda
Stephanie Pfeifer
, CEO, IIGCCMindy Lubber, CEO, CERESPanel 1: Reallocating capital to align portfolios to net zero  
Moderator: Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
Jon Johnsen, CEO, PKA
Thomas Kwan, CIO, Harvest Global Investments
Betty Yee, California State Controller, board of CalPERS and CalSTRSPanel 2: Engaging with companies and policymakers to achieve net zero
Moderator: Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP
Fabio Alperowitch, Director, Fama Investimentos
Navneet Munot, Chief Investment Officer, SBI Mutual Fund
Deanne Stewart, CEO, Aware Super

“Investors like CalPERS and CalSTRS continue to walk the talk on climate change, the new U.S. administration can build on investors actions to date with its policies, so that we may all work to accelerate climate actions”

Betty Yee, California State Controller, board of CalPERS and CalSTRS

About the Race to Zero Dialogues (9-19 November)

Building a climate-neutral and resilient world remains as urgent as ever. Collaboration between governments and non-Party stakeholders (cities, subnational regions, investors, companies and civil society) will be essential to drive forward systems transformation to reach net-zero and build back better from Covid-19.

The High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action are convening the Race to Zero Dialogues to make sense of the journey to net-zero by honing in on sector transition. The Dialogues will explore the specific actions that each transformation needs to deliver on this ambition, and bring together the diverse range of activities that are already creating impact.

To view the full line up of events visit unfccc.int/rtzdialogues.

COP24 | Official side-event

December 10, 2018 – 15:00 – 16:30

Bieszczady Room

Investor Summit on Climate Risk

January 31, 2018

United Nations, New York City

Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres, invites investors at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk in New York to become part of the Investor Agenda to accelerate action on climate change.

Investors are tackling climate issues but we want the pace of change to accelerate.”

Frédéric Samama

The moderator at the podium is Emma Herd, CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change.

We are delighted to announce the Investor Agenda today at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk.”

Emma Herd

The panellists are (left from right):

  1. PKA CEO and IIGCC Chair Peter Damgaard Jensen
  2. California State Controller Betty Yee
  3. Deputy Global Head of Institutional & Sovereign Clients, Amundi, Frédéric Samama
  4. CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes

“We invite all investors to become part of the Investor Agenda in order to take action on the material risks of climate change.”

Betty Yee