UNEP FI is a founding partner of The Investor Agenda—a common leadership agenda on the climate crisis that is unifying, comprehensive, and focused on accelerating investor action for a net-zero emissions economy. With global reach and regional depth, this collaboration brings together and coordinates several investor and finance sector initiatives on the climate crisis. UNEP FI, in partnership with AIGCCCDP, CeresIGCCIIGCC, and PRI, has forged a proactive collaboration to pull together and elevate the best investor guidance on tackling the climate crisis and advocate collectively for public policy to accelerate the net-zero transition.

The Investor Agenda has produced a comprehensive framework for Investor Climate Action Plans (ICAPs). Drawing on the expertise of investors and existing guidance and expectations from the many partner organisations, the ICAPs Ladder helps investors to self-evaluate and take the necessary steps in their journey to net-zero. It relates the many different initiatives that exist across a progression of 4 “tiers” to enable investors to take the next step on climate action, wherever they are on their journey to net zero.

The Investor Agenda sets out clearly joint expectations in four interlocking areas:

  1. Corporate Engagement: Engaging companies to drive and demonstrate real progress in line with a 1.5-degree Celsius future.
  2. Investment: Managing systemic climate risks in investor portfolios and enabling the transition by shifting capital to value-creating businesses set to succeed in a net-zero future.
  3. Policy Advocacy: Advocating for policies aligned with delivering a just transition to a net-zero economy by 2050 or sooner. This is underpinned by the Investor Agenda’s annual Global Investor Statement, which makes specific calls to governments on the climate crisis.
  4. Investor Disclosure: Enhancing investor disclosure to help stakeholders track investor action in line with a 1.5-degree Celsius pathway.

Investors looking to get involved with the Investor Agenda on ICAPs or the Global Investor Statement, can learn more on the Investor Agenda website and follow @InvestorAgenda.