THE COMMITMENT STATEMENT

Commit to transitioning its investment portfolios to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 consistent with a maximum temperature rise of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, taking into account the best available scientific knowledge including the findings of the IPCC, and regularly reporting on progress, including establishing intermediate targets every five years in line with the Paris Agreement Article 4.9.

In order to meet our fiduciary duty to manage risks and achieve target investment returns this Commitment must be embedded in a holistic ESG approach to managing sustainability considerations, incorporating but not limited to climate change, and must emphasise GHG emissions reduction outcomes in the real economy.

Seek to reach this Commitment, especially through advocating for, and engaging on, corporate and industry action, as well as public policies, for a low-carbon transition of economic sectors in line with science and under consideration of associated social impacts.

This Commitment is made in the expectation that governments will follow through on their own commitments to ensure the objectives of the Paris Agreement are met.

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