Global Investor Statement: Investors urge govts to undertake five priority actions before COP26

  14 September 2021 – In the run-up to the most consequential United Nations climate change conference in years, and on the heels of another urgent warning from the world’s leading scientists, a record number of 587 investors with US$46 trillion in assets under management are urging governments to rapidly implement five priority policy actions…

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Holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja. Holds a degree in Financial Inclusion from CAF – Development Bank of Latin America. Corporate Governance and Sustainability Manager in Banco Guayaquil, institution where she has worked for 25 years Trained Female Leadership in INCAE Business School Vice-president of the Global Pact…

New ICAP framework drives investor action on climate crisis, accelerating transition to net-zero

The founding partners of The Investor Agenda released today a new tool to enable institutional investors to step up action to tackle the climate crisis and accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy. The Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs) Expectations Ladder and Guidance provides investors with clear expectations for issuing and implementing comprehensive climate action…

The ASCOR Project: Assessing Sovereign Climate-related Opportunities and Risks

Asset owners, BT Pension Scheme and the Church of England Pensions Board, alongside the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (AOA), the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (Ceres), the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) are, supported by Chronos Sustainability, joining forces to create…

Civil Society Advisory Body

Launched in March 2021 after a robust and transparent application process, the Civil Society Advisory Body of the Principles for Responsible Banking is a unique forum for meaningful and constructive engagement between wider civil society and the signatories to the Principles for Responsible Banking. The Body puts each signatory’s commitment to “proactively and responsibly consult,…

At COP24: Group of 415 investors call on world leaders to address climate change

Global investors today called on governments around the world to step up action to address climate change. 415 investors, with $32 trillion in assets-under-management, are behind the call-to-action as signatories of the 2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change.   The ‘Global Investor Statement’ reaches global leaders as the United Nation’s COP24 global…

Investor Agenda for Climate Change

The Investor Agenda is a common leadership agenda on the climate crisis that is unifying, comprehensive, and focused on accelerating investor action for meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and contributing to a net-zero emissions economy. UNEP FI, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change, Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, and PRI are the…

288 investors with more than $26 trillion in assets call on world governments to scale up climate action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement

  QUEBEC, 4 JUNE 2018 – As leaders gather in Canada for the 2018 G7 Summit, 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management urged governments to step up their ambition and action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, support investment in the low-carbon transition, and improve climate-related financial disclosures. “The…

Investor Agenda for Climate Change

The Investor Agenda is a common leadership agenda on the climate crisis that is unifying, comprehensive, and focused on accelerating investor action for a net-zero emissions economy.  The founding partners of The Investor Agenda are seven major groups working with investors: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change, Institutional…

Blog: The World Is Counting on Banks To Deliver Climate Finance. Counting Their Progress Is No Easy Feat

The Portfolio Carbon Initiative – a collaboration between World Resources Institute (WRI), UNEP Finance Initiative and 2 Degrees Investing Initiative – have published Exploring Metrics to Measure the Climate Progress of Banks to provide insight into which metrics banks can use to report on the extent to which their activities help or hinder the transition…

Invitation to sign new Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change

We are writing to give your organisation the opportunity to sign a new Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change. The statement calls on governments to: Achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals; Accelerate private sector investment into the low carbon transition; and Commit to improve climate-related financial reporting. You can also find background information on…

The Investor Agenda: Accelerating action for a low-carbon world

  The Investor Agenda will bring together and promote the key actions that investors around the world are taking to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and manage the risks of climate change. UNEP FI and six of its strategic global Partners – Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, CDP, Ceres, Investor Group on Climate Change, Institutional Investors…

Supporting institutions

Institution Country of domicile Association CAREDAS Senegal Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries Philippines Brazilian Insurance Confederation Brazil Brazilian Superintendence of Private Insurance (SUSEP) Brazil California Department of Insurance United States Ceres United States Certified Sustainable Insurance Partners Italy Climate Bonds Initiative United Kingdom ClimateWise United Kingdom Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)…

Sign the 2017 global investor letter to G7 & G20 governments on climate change

UNEP-FI Signatories, including banks and insurers, are encouraged to express, vis-a-vis the G7 and G20 processes, their support for the Paris Agreement and its determined implementation worldwide by signing the 2017 global investor letter on climate change. The letter calls on governments to: Continue to support and implement the Paris Agreement, including the implementation of nationally-determined contributions and…

Blog: The UN, the Sustainable Insurance Forum, and the City by the Bay

UNEP FI’s Butch Bacani was in San Francisco for the first meeting of the Sustainable Insurance Forum, a new international network of insurance regulators and supervisors which will promote cooperation on critical sustainable insurance challenges such as climate change. In his blog, Butch tells the story of the creation of this new initiative, explains its…

Supporting institutions

While UNEP FI membership is restricted to financial institutions, a Supporter status is available to other players within the financial system who have a key role in delivering sustainable finance, and who wish to work with UNEP FI to pursue this agenda. Africa and Middle EastAfrican Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) (Malawi)Association CAREDAS (Senegal)Association of Banks…

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency presents an enormous potential to mitigate climate change while contributing to sustainable development and resource efficiency. According to the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency accounts for 49% of the measures needed to stay in line with a 2°C degrees scenario globally (and 56 % in G20 countries). It also generates multiple benefits including…