The Alliance was initiated by Allianz, CDC, CDPQ, Folksam Group, PensionDanmark, and SwissRe. Since then, Alecta, AMF, CalPERS, Nordea Life and Pension, Storebrand, and Zurich have joined as founding members. Convened by UNEP’s Finance Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment, the Alliance is supported by WWF and is part of the Mission 2020 campaign, an initiative led by Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Alliance launched on 23rd September 2019 at the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in New York, USA.
Watch the UN Secretary General’s closing remarks at the Climate Summit in which he mentions the Asset Owner Alliance
Find a press release and media contacts here.
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