The Alliance was initiated by Allianz, CDC, CDPQ, Folksam Group, PensionDanmark, and SwissRe. At the launch on 23rd September 2019 at the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit in New York, USA, Alecta, AMF, CalPERS, Nordea Life and Pension, Storebrand, and Zurich 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).
- Oliver Wagg, Communications Lead for the Net Zero Asset Owners Alliance
- Sally Wootton, Communications Lead for UNEP Finance Initiative