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).

Watch Oliver Baete, Allianz CEO announce the launch of the Alliance during the first part of the Climate Summit. (1:10)

Watch the UN Secretary General’s closing remarks at the Climate Summit in which he mentions the Asset Owner Alliance


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IPE: FRR and insurer trio boost asset owner net zero carbon alliance

Environmental Finance: FRR, Axa, Aviva, CNP join Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Handelsblatt: Investoren drängen Konzerne zu mehr Klimaschutz

IPE Viewpoint: Investors commit to a net-zero future

FT: Insurers grapple with property losses as extreme weather intensifies


Coverage from launch of Alliance in September 2019

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 Thallinger im Interview 

NZZ: Investoren koennen das Klima nicht allein retten 

Tages Anzeiger: 66 Laender verpflichten sich zu CO2 Neutralitaet bis 2050 Investors make unprecedented commitment to net zero emissions

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