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The IGCC 2015 Summit will bring trustees, investment, finance and ESG/RI managers, banks, corporates, insurance, government and other key service providers together to accelerate the solutions to climate change.

What role will you play in this critical year for climate progress?

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Position paper on Post 2020 emission reduction targets for AustraliaPosition paper on Post 2020 emission reduction targets for Australia

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Climate Change Investment Solutions Guide

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2014 Asia Sustainable Investment Review - Dec 20142014 Asia Sustainable Investment Review - Dec 2014

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Supplementary Letter: Review of the Renewable Energy Target

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Tuesday 11th August 2015

Investors need credible emissions reduction targets

The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the release of the Government’s interim post 2020 emissions reduction target.

In assessing Australia’s future emissions reduction targets, institutional investors expect credible, transparent, long-term policy frameworks which generate investor confidence.

“The key question for investors is whether Australia’s target will deliver a credible signal for capital in managing the transition to a low carbon economy. We are concerned that a target of 26% by 2030 from a 2005 baseline will not deliver the certainty that investors are looking for” said Emma Herd, CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change.


Friday 10th July 2015

Appointment of Emma Herd as Chief Executive Officer 

Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) Chairman Frank Pegan is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Herd as Chief Executive officer of IGCC.  

“Emma brings extensive experience to the role in translating policy into practice, having been at the forefront of climate change in the financial services sector for over fifteen years” says IGCC Chairman Frank Pegan announcing the appointment. 

Emma is well known across carbon policy and investor networks in Australia and internationally, having worked in sustainability and environmental practice across the financial services sector.


Monday 29th June 2015

Broad alliance points to common ground on climate policy

The Australian Climate Roundtable, an unprecedented alliance of major Australian business, union, research, environment, investor and social groups has come together to put the climate policy debate on common ground and offer a way forward. 

The Australian Climate Roundtable discussions have involved the Australian Aluminium Council, the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Council of Social Service, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Australian Industry Group, the Business Council of Australia, The Climate Institute, the Energy Supply Association of Australia, the Investor Group on Climate Change and WWF Australia.

Australia’s major political parties support the global community’s goal of limiting climate change to less than 2°C above preindustrial levels. Australia should play its fair part in these efforts while maintaining and increasing its prosperity.

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See here for more on the Australian Climate Roundtable’s Joint Principles for Climate Policy


Thursday 29th May 2015

Investors write to G7 Governments on long term reduction target

For the attention of the Finance Ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7)

As institutional investors responsible for managing the retirement savings and investments of millions of people or managing endowments, we believe climate change is one of the biggest systemic risks we face. With the right market signals from policy makers, investment in low-carbon and climate resilient opportunities can flow and climate impacts and resulting economic damages can be mitigated. An ambitious agreement in Paris with the aim to limit average global temperature increase to 2°C, as agreed previously by UN countries in Cancun, is a critical first step in this direction.

We therefore urge you to support:

1. A long-term global emissions reduction goal in the Paris agreement;
2. The submission of short to medium-term national emissions pledges and country level action plans.


Tuesday 22nd May 2015

Investors endorse progress on climate change in Paris

From Paris Climate Week today, the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) endorsed the statement of the Business & Climate Summit and its central message to national governments: “We want a global climate deal that achieves net zero emissions – make it happen at COP21” 

Paris Climate Week is a private sector led, preparatory event for the UN climate talks in Paris in December this year. IGCC members have been participating in discussions at the OECD on climate finance and in meetings with companies and international peers about policies to support the low carbon transition.

"The positive momentum from business on climate action in Paris has been quite staggering", Nathan Fabian, Chief Executive of the IGCC said.


Tuesday 19th May 2015

Global investors launch platform for climate actions and commitments 

Online hub captures wide range of investor climate change initiatives 

As companies, investors and policymakers gather in Paris for Climate Week to galvanize momentum ahead of a global deal at COP 21, investors have launched an online platform that for the first time will identify and record the wide range of actions on climate change being undertaken by the global investor community. 

The Investor Platform for Climate Actions covers three primary action areas: 

  • Measurement (e.g. carbon footprinting of portfolios) 
  • Engagement (e.g. with fossil fuel and energy intensive companies) 
  • Reallocation (including investment in low carbon assets and shifting capital from emissions intensive activities) 

By showcasing the broad range of climate actions being undertaken by the investor community globally, investors are determined to encourage further initiatives and help drive momentum for an ambitious global climate deal in Paris in December. 


Friday 8th May 2015

Resignation of IGCC CEO

Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) Chairman Frank Pegan today announced the resignation of Nathan Fabian as IGCC's Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Fabian has served as IGCC’s CEO for six years since 2009.

In his term as IGCC CEO, Mr. Fabian raised the profile of investor concerns on climate change in Australia and internationally.

Under Nathan’s leadership, IGCC has deepened investor knowledge on climate change and advanced the integration of climate risk and opportunity assessment into investor practice. IGCC also more than doubled its number of members and assets under management represented in the group, while making a substantial contribution to climate change policy development in Australia.

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Dates: 6 & 7 October 2015
Location: Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre

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Climate Business Forum 2014

Dates: 28 - 29 October 2014
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

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Climate Summit 2014 - Catalyzing Action

Dates: 23 September 2014
Location: UN Headquarters, New York

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