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Monday 5th October 2015

‘No Turning Back’ Investor Group on Climate Change Summit

Over $1 trillion in Australian funds face great disruption and opportunity

Leading international experts and major institutions, managing over $1 trillion in funds, are gathering in Australia on 6-7 October for a unique summit to address and accelerate the low carbon transition.

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) summit - No Turning Back - comes at a critical time, only weeks before the global climate conference in Paris.

“This summit will bring together unparalleled global expertise to provide insight to major Australian investors on the trends, risks and opportunities catalysed by a world in rapid transition,” said IGCC CEO Emma Herd.


Sunday 20th September 2015

Investors welcome new Cabinet appointments

The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes new Cabinet appointments announced today across a range of portfolios impacted by climate change issues.

“IGCC looks forward to continuing to work with Minister Greg Hunt to strengthen Australia’s response to climate change and environmental issues ” said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change.

“The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the appointment of the Hon Jamie Briggs to the position of Minister for Cities and the Built Environment”.


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.

See here for the full Media Release

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

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