Through this Investor Briefing, UNEP FI provides a clear and compelling case for why and how investors and their service providers should start measuring, disclosing and reducing the GHG emissions associated with their investments and investment portfolios. Not only can institutional investors play a catalytic role in the decarbonization of the economy; increasingly, regulators, policy-makers, investee companies, pension beneficiaries and the public at large are expecting investors to fulfill precisely that responsibility. A number of current trends mean that, from an investor perspective, GHG emissions increasingly must be treated as a source of financial risk that must be better understood, measured, communicated, and ultimately mitigated. These trends include the steady emergence of climate change regulation and legislation in national and local jurisdictions; civil society calls for greater transparency on the environmental impacts of investment activity; and a gradual shift to mandatory disclosure on climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, both by companies and investors.
Published: 2013 | by: UNEP FI
Investor Briefing – Portfolio Carbon (4.9 MB | 40 pages)