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 Generals closing remarks at the Climate Summit in which he mentions the Asset Owner Alliance

Find a press release and media contacts here.

Press Release


Media Coverage

FT: Moral Money Special

New York Times: At U.N. Climate Summit, Few Commitments and U.S. Silence

Reuters: Pension funds and insurers pledge climate action at U.N. summit

Watch Allianz, CEO, Oliver Baete interviewed on CNBC

IPE: UN Climate Summit: Asset owners commit to carbon neutral portfolios by 2050

Pensions & Investment: Investors form alliance to shift carbon neutral portfolios

Dagens Industri: Svenska kapitaljättar i ny allians – ska förändra hela marknaden

Responsible Investor: 2.4trn UN-backed asset owner alliance aims for net zero portfolios by 2050

Environmental Finance: Pension Funds and insurers commit to carbon neutral investments by 2050.

Handelsblatt: Guenther Thalliner im Interview 

NZZ: Investoren koennen das Klima nicht allein retten 

Tages Anzeiger Investors make unprecedented commitment to net zero emissions

Les Echos: A New York les initiatives se multiplient en faveur du climat