Guide for investors on addressing climate change

Author: IIGCC in Europe, Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), IGCC in Australia/New Zealand, ASrIA’s Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), Climate Change Investment Solutions, Published on: 23 April 2015

"Climate Change Investment Solutions: A Guide for Asset Owners", 23 Apr 2015

The four investor groups on climate change have published a guide outlining a range of strategies and solutions investors can use to address climate change, including low carbon investment, managing and reducing carbon exposure in portfolios, and engagement, as investors around the world work to scale up their efforts to invest in clean energy and shift to lower carbon assets.

[The guide] focuses on four areas:

  • Strategic review – actions to integrate climate change into investment beliefs and investment policies.
  • Strategic asset allocation – actions for measuring and managing the risks and opportunities of climate change within existing asset allocation and through evolving asset allocation over time.
  • Mitigation investment actions – actions for reducing carbon exposure in portfolios, along with opportunities to invest in low carbon, clean energy and energy efficient assets.
  • Adaptation investment actions – actions to reduce the vulnerability of existing assets to the physical impacts of climate change as well as building exposure to adaptation solutions.

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