COP28: Accelerating and Scaling Up Investor Climate Action to Achieve the Paris Agreement’s Goals

Date & time: Tuesday 5 December | 15:00 – 16:30 GST
Location: COP28, Dubai UAE | Blue Zone, Zone B6, Building 78, SE Room 2

About: To achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals, investors are setting net zero targets, laying out Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs), and engaging with companies and governments. This event focuses on the policies and frameworks needed for investors to drive a just transition to a net zero economy.

The event is co-hosted by The Investor Agenda Founding Partners (AIGCC, CDP, Ceres, IGCC, IIGCC, PRI, UNEP FI).


  • David Atkin, CEO, PRI
  • Herry Cho, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, SGX Group (Singapore Exchange) and Steering Group, GFANZ
  • Erick Decker, Group Investments & ALM – Responsible Investments, AXA
  • Sherry Madera, CEO, CDP
  • Bertrand Millot, Senior Director, CDPQ & Ceres Board Member
  • David Neal, CEO, IFM Investors
  • Hiroshi Ozeki, President and CEO, Nissay Asset Management
  • Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO, IIGCC
  • Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI
  • Adam Wang-Levine, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate, Environment and Infrastructure, US Department of Treasury
  • Faith Ward, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel Pension Partnership

Panels and sessions:
  • Panel One: Accelerating Investor Climate Actions to Achieve the Paris Agreement’s Goals
  • Panel Two: Scaling Up Investment in Climate Solutions: What Investors Need from Governments


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Reassessing the Global Climate Policy Landscape: Policy Priorities for Investors

Date: The webinar will take place two times on 6th September, 2023

  • Register here for the webinar on Asia Pacific at 09:00 CEST / 08:00 BST / 15:00 SST / 17:00 AEST
  • Register here for the webinar on Europe, Africa and Americas at 1 16:00 BST / 7:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT / 08:00 PDT

About: Public policy sets the framework in which investors operate and shapes the decisions made by investors and companies on capital allocation. Ambition on climate policy has grown dramatically in recent years and will have a tangible impact on financial flows critical to transitioning to a climate-resilient, low-carbon economy.

A new report from the Founding Partners of the Investor Agenda looks at this changing policy landscape and identifies eight key principles of policy action to further accelerate the transition and support effective investor action. Join AIGCC, CDP, Ceres, IGCC, IIGCC, PRI and UNEP FI in discussing the key messages from this joint report.


Asia Pacific Webinar

  • Remco Fischer, Climate Lead, UNEP FI (Keynote speaker)
  • Moderator – Rebecca Mikula-Wright, IGCC/AIGCC CEO (Moderator)
  • Paul Smith, UNEP FI and Investor Agenda Policy Working Group manager (Report presenter)
  • Seiji Kawazoe, SMTAM
  • Dr Seb Thomas, QIC
  • Jane Ho, BNP Paribas

Europe, Africa and Americas Webinar

  • Bettina Reinboth, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, PRI and Investor Agenda Steering Committee chair (Keynote speaker)
  • Pratima Divgi, CDP (Moderator)
  • Jodi-Ann Wang, Investor Agenda Policy Working Group interim chair (Report Presenter)
  • Lauren Compere, Boston Common AM
  • Michael Button, IIGCC
  • Daniel Silva, FAMA Investimentos

Official COP27 side event – The Investor Agenda: Scaling Up Investor Climate Actions to Achieve Net Zero

Date: Thursday 10th November, 16:45-18:15 EET (Eastern European Time, the time zone Egypt observes)

Join in person: COP27 Sharm el-Sheikh: Blue Zone Room 9 – Tutankhamun 

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A record number of investors are setting net zero goals. Hear from senior representatives of the Investor Agenda alongside asset owners, asset managers, and investor networks at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) as they explore how Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs), engaging companies on transition planning, and enabling policy frameworks in line with 1.5°C can help make net zero investment portfolios a reality.

Co-hosted by Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) , Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) and United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

Confirmed speakers:

• Fabio Alperowitch, FAMA Investimentos
• David Atkin, PRI
• Helga Birgden, Mercer
• Ben Meng, Franklin Templeton
• Stephanie Pfeifer, IIGCC
• Kirsten Spalding, Ceres
• Mercedes Tallo, CDP
• Eric Usher, UNEP FI
• Anjali Viswamohanan, AIGCC
• Faith Ward, Brunel Pension Partnership

A Call to Action: Investor Momentum Towards Ambitious Climate Policy

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2022

Location: Online

About this talk

The Investor Agenda is hosting a webinar around investor momentum on climate policy to publicly mark the launch of the 2022 Global Investor Statement. Taking place within the context of high-level climate policy discussions at the UN General Assembly’s 77th meeting, and ahead of New York Climate Week, the webinar will see investors from around the world and Founding Partners of the Investor Agenda discuss the importance of targeted policy advocacy to leverage essential capital for the transition to a net-zero economy.

Presented by

Stephanie Pfeifer & Rachel Ward, IIGCC | Julie Gorte, Impax AM | Jon Johnson, PKA | Seiji Kawazoe, SMT | Rebecca Wright, IGCC

Watch the webinar via BrightTALK: click here

The Investor Agenda: Private equity, Net-Zero target setting & climate action plans

Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Location: Online

This Investor Agenda webinar in partnership with Initiative Climat Internationale (ICi), will assess how asset owner capital allocated to private markets can align with Net-Zero goals. With global assets under management in private equity now standing at around $3 trillion, this capital has an essential role to play in achieving climate goals this decade. Join us to find out how a highly competitive segment of the investment industry can align its practices with the Net-Zero targets committed to in the Paris Agreement. Find out how PE players can begin to embed climate-related risks and opportunities into the policies and practices that guide private equity firms’ own governance, due diligence, risk management, and engagement of portfolio companies.

Participants will learn from experts about how private equity investors are creating Climate Action Plans that move the dial on climate targets while also ensuring stable returns. Learn about regional and industry-specific approaches to Net Zero target setting among leading LPs and GPs. Find out how the industry plans to support a halving of global emissions by 2030 and where the biggest risks and opportunities are in this process.


  • Runa Alam, CEO, Development Partners International
  • Serge Younes, Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial
  • Matthieu Muzumdar, Partner, Chief Operating Officer Europe, Meridiam
  • Rahnuma Chowdhury, Investor Climate Action Lead, UNEP FI
  • Moderated by: Hamish Stewart, Senior Associate, Climate Change, PRI

Watch the webinar via BrightTALK: click here

The Investor Agenda: Investor net zero targets & climate action plans – The road from COP26

Date: Tuesday 1st February, 2022

Location: Online

With trillions of dollars in AUM committed to Net Zero at COP26, this Investor Agenda webinar will provide an update on how investors can operationalise and report on progress against net zero goals across the institutional investment chain. This session is designed for asset managers, asset owners, and investment consultants who committed to the Net-Zero target and are now creating Climate Action Plans to implement these commitments across their businesses. This webinar will be useful to anyone who has a Net Zero target or those who want to make this commitment with integrity, ensuring targets enable a transformation of the real economy in line with Paris Agreement goals.


  • Simon Hallett, Partner Endowment & Foundation Practice, Cambridge Associates Ltd
  • Rahnuma Chowdhury, Investor Climate Action, UNEP FI
  • Mahesh Roy, Global Lead, Net Zero, Capital Markets, CDP
  • Claudia A. Bolli, Head of Responsible Investing, Swiss Re
  • Moderator: Eniko Horvath, Head of Climate, PRI

Watch webinar via BrightTALK: click here

Investor Climate Action Plans: Opportunities for African Investor Leadership

Date: Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Location: Online

As Africa’s largest investors, banks and insurers seek to achieve climate-aligned portfolios, what will be required to ensure systematic and meaningful progress across the continent? Join this UNEP FI webinar to discuss how African investors and their global partners can begin to use the Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) Expectations Ladder to start the decarbonisation process and jumpstart a green recovery.

Find out:

  • How climate-aligned portfolios can enable adaptation and resilience efforts
  • What investors can do to start aligning their portfolios to clean energy and low-carbon opportunities
  • How the ICAPs Expectations Ladder can be used to benchmark progress towards climate targets
  • What’s next for African investors beyond COP26


  • Reuben Wambui, Africa Regional Coordinator, UNEP FI (Chair)
  • Rahnuma Chowdhury, Investor Climate Action Lead, UNEP FI
  • Melanie Janse van Vuuren, Group Climate and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Investec
  • Maria Tapia, Program Lead, Climate Finance from the Global Center on Adaptation

Watch webinar via BrightTALK: click here

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

Date: Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Location: Online

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 Dickinson, Founder and Chair of 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

Watch archived video via YouTube: click here

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?


  • 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.


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

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.


  • 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

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


13:30 – 14:20


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

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