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  • 09 Jun 2017 4:00 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)
    The Blueprint for the Future released today by the Finkel Review is an important contribution to the climate and energy debate in Australia and offers a real opportunity to build a pathway forward for the energy sector.

    “The key issues for investors are whether the blueprint can deliver investor confidence by providing a long term framework for reform across the sector coupled with the ability to flex over time in response to changing technology, market and carbon policy factors”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).

    Click here to read the full media release


  • 07 Jun 2017 4:30 PM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    The energy industry, its customers and other stakeholders agree: the imminent Finkel Review deserves full and fair consideration before governments take decisions that will have major implications for the security, reliability and affordability of Australia’s electricity system.

    Our organisations believe that the worst outcome for energy consumers and suppliers alike would be the absence of any credible and enduring energy and climate policy in Australia. Without reform we will endure higher prices, reduced security, lost investment opportunity, and stubbornly high emissions.

    Read the full media release

  • 02 Jun 2017 5:27 PM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    Watch Emma Herd's interview with Bloomberg TV on why the US leaving the Paris Agreement disappoints investors.

  • 02 Jun 2017 5:19 PM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)
    The Australian Climate Roundtable today welcomed continued bipartisan commitment to the Paris Agreement.

    The Roundtable brings together representatives and advocates for a broad swathe of the community, including the Australian Aluminium Council, the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Council of Social Service, the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Australian Energy Council, the Australian Industry Group, the Business Council of Australia, the Investor Group on Climate Change, The Climate Institute and WWF-Australia.

    The many sectors of Australia's economy and society represented by the Australian Climate Roundtable need a climate and energy policy framework that has broad support across the political spectrum and is both scalable and durable.

    Ratification of the Paris Agreement supports these shared objectives by demonstrating Australia's clear commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over time.
  • 02 Jun 2017 7:11 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    Investors are disappointed at the recent announcement by the Trump Administration to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, and call on the Government to stand by their commitment to tackling climate change.

    “The Paris Agreement is key to providing the long term policy signals that investors need to best tackle climate change. Without a clear, stable policy framework and shared goals to work towards, responding to climate change will be harder and more expensive for all countries. We call on governments to stand by the commitments they made under the Paris Agreement to unlock the investment needed to move to a net zero emissions global economy”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC). 

    Read the full media release

  • 15 May 2017 9:39 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)
    In a new report, published today, global investors conclude that some of the largest global oil and gas companies such as Statoil, Eni and Total are well ahead of others like ExxonMobil when it comes to climate change management and disclosure.

    Investor Climate Compass: Oil and Gas – Navigating Investor Engagement is a joint report from the four investor networks that make up the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC) and CDP. It analyses the impact of persistent climate-focused investor engagement – through private dialogue and public challenge via shareholder resolutions – on 10 large oil and gas companies in North America and Europe.

    The report confirms that investor engagement has had a discernible impact on board and executive decision-making with respect to the disclosure and management of climate change risks, highlighting progress and the remaining challenges in five core areas of investor concern or ‘expectations’.

    Read the full media release

    Read the report

  • 08 May 2017 9:13 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    UPDATE: London/New York/Sydney Monday 22 May 2017 (revised from material previously issued on 8 May 2017)

    Over 280 global investors (managing more than $17 trillion in assets) urge G7 to stand by Paris Agreement and drive its swift implementation.

    282 long‐term institutional investors representing more than USD $17 trillion in

    assets have written to G7 heads of state urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Taormina, Italy on May 26‐7.

    • Reiterate their support for and commitment to implement the Paris Agreement, including the delivery of their own Nationally Determined Contributions in full. 
    • Bring forward focused and targeted long-term climate and energy plans that will ensure their future actions align with commitments under the pact to keep global average temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and preferably to 1.5 °C.
    • Drive investment into the low carbon transition through aligning climate-related policies, phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and introducing carbon pricing where appropriate.

    • Implement climate-related financial reporting frameworks, including supporting the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures’ recommendations.

    Read the media release

    Read the Investor Letter

    Read the G7 G20 Leaders briefing paper 


  • 12 Apr 2017 6:36 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    Investor groups from Australia and Asia have come together to release a major new guide on climate change disclosure for institutional investors, the first to be released following the publication of the draft recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

    Developed by the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC - Australia/New Zealand) and the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC - Asia) Transparency in Transition: A Guide to Investor Disclosure on Climate Change is an essential building block to support investors and stakeholders in safely steering the global economy through a period of rapid and far-reaching transition, by better understanding the financial implications.

    Read the full media release

    Read the report

  • 24 Mar 2017 2:40 PM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) welcomes the release of the 2017 Climate Policy Review Discussion Paper, as an important new opportunity to agree a productive way forward. 
     
    “After more than a decade of policy uncertainty, investors are hungry for a national climate change policy framework which delivers a degree of investment confidence”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change.
     
    “In recent weeks, we have seen the direct consequences of failure to plan for the long term and manage transition in the energy sector. The 2017 Review is another major opportunity to put the policy settings in place to unlock investment currently stymied by regulatory uncertainty”.

    Read the full media release

  • 14 Mar 2017 6:26 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    Investors worth AU$1.2 trillion are calling on the Federal Government to review its approach to climate adaptation as the damage bill for the economy rises from increasing natural disasters.

    In a new report - From Risk to Return – released today by the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), investors lay out the multi-billion dollar threats and opportunities of climate adaptation, as well as recommendations to overcome barriers to action.

    “A hotter world entails substantial change for our infrastructure, our economy and our communities,” said Emma Herd, CEO of the Investor Group on Climate Change. 

    Read the full media release

    Read the report From Risk to Return: Investing in Climate Change Adaptation

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