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  • 05 Dec 2016 11:45 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    The 2017 Climate Policy Review must deliver greater investment certainty through a clear and credible set of climate change policies able to support Australia’s international commitments.

    “The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the release of the Terms of Reference for the 2017 Climate Policy Review”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer for the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).

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  • 22 Nov 2016 11:25 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    In a move designed to ensure oil and gas majors do far more to address the climate change challenge, global investors from Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia have today published an updated second edition of their guide setting out the challenges facing the sector and investor expectations for how oil and gas companies must act to adapt their business strategies to a 2°C climate change pathway. 

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    Click here to read the report

  • 10 Nov 2016 5:40 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) welcomes the announcement that Australia has ratified the Paris Agreement.

    “Investors strongly endorse the Paris Agreement and welcome today’s decision by the Australian Government to ratify the Paris Agreement.

    “This announcement sends an important signal to the world that Australia supports action on climate change. We now need to focus on scaling up our policy response to help achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to less than 2°C”.

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  • 10 Nov 2016 1:40 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) has joined global investor groups in releasing a new snapshot of the actions investors have taken since the Paris Agreement was finalised. 

    Investors Got the Signal: Actions in 2016 since the Paris Agreement highlights practical examples of the steps investors have taken in 2016 to engage with companies on carbon-reducing strategies, deploy capital to low carbon assets, decarbonise investment portfolios and engage with policymakers. 

    “The Paris Agreement sent a huge market signal to investors that carbon risk is a financial risk and a major opportunity for low carbon growth.  Around the world investors are responding, embedding carbon into risk processes and scaling up investment in low carbon assets”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).  

    “The election of Donald Trump as US President is concerning for investors and the uncertainty it brings to international collaboration on climate change. We cannot afford to let short term political shocks undermine our resolve to implement hard fought policy frameworks built on decades of work”. 

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  • 13 Oct 2016 3:58 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)
    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) notes the establishment of a new Parliamentary Inquiry on the closure of coal fired energy generation facilities in Australia, addressing the need to decarbonise our electricity sector, manage community impacts and increase resilience to climate change.

    “Reviewing how best to manage the retirement of carbon-intensive ageing coal fired generation is an important component of the integrated energy challenge. Getting it wrong will have significant implications for investors, communities and asset owners alike. Having a plan for an orderly and fair transition is vital”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC). 

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  • 11 Oct 2016 11:07 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)
    Less than a week after the UN confirmed the Paris Agreement would come into effect on 04 November this year, a global network of more than 250 institutional investors (representing assets worth over $24 Trn) has published a guide setting out the threats facing the automotive sector and investor expectations for how these companies must shift gear to adapt their business strategies to address climate related risk and build a sustainable low carbon transport system for the future.

    Launching Investor Expectations of Automotive Companies - Shifting gears to accelerate the transition to low carbon vehicles Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO for European investor network IIGCC said, “This guide signals a new area of concerted engagement between big investors and one of the most significant sectors when it comes to tackling the climate challenge. As a consequence of the Paris Agreement, investors expect regulatory frameworks affecting the automotive sector to become far more stringent, not least those governing vehicle fuel performance standards in the EU and elsewhere. Several automotive companies have already recognised they must increase capital expenditure in sustainable driving technology and product pipelines if they are to develop a climate resilient business model. Likewise, that they must engage with policy makers to ensure sustainability is placed at the heart of the industry’s future.”



  • 06 Sep 2016 12:15 AM | Crystal Fleming (Administrator)

    Tuesday 6 September, Singapore: To mark the launch of the new Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) today in Singapore, the group is releasing the most comprehensive analysis to date of climate finance sector activity in Asia.  

    The report – Investing for the climate in Asia undertaken by Asia Research and Engagement  (ARE), with the support of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), reviewed the disclosure of leading domestic financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region to understand the state of the finance industry’s response to climate change. This review included 36 banks, 30 investors, and 24 insurers. 

    It revealed a significant shift toward embedding climate risk and responsible investment into  core business activities. However, much remains to be done, with financial regulators needing  to take steps to help catalyse the shift to low carbon investment in order to reduce systemic risks and improve competitiveness. 

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    Click here to download the report



  • 01 Sep 2016 9:23 AM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the release of the Climate Change Authority (CCA) report as a useful contribution to the debate on how best to scale up Australia’s climate change policy settings, but remain concerned about the need for strong, effective policies.

    “We welcome the CCA focus on providing greater certainty for investors on Australia's climate change policy settings”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).

    “Investors are looking for policy built on clear market signals. Where those policy settings are credible, capital will flow.”

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  • 24 Aug 2016 2:00 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)

    130 investors ($13 Trillion AUM) also urge G20 to double global investment in clean energy, strengthen climate disclosure, adopt carbon pricing and phase out fossil fuel subsidies.

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  • 18 Jul 2016 6:00 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)

    The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the appointment of Josh Frydenberg as Minister for the Environment and Energy. 

    “We look forward to working with Minister Frydenberg on behalf of investors focused on climate change”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC). 

    “Investors welcome a more integrated approach to energy and climate policy in Australia”. 

    “There are significant issues requiring attention in the energy sector as we look to balance decarbonisation and growth. At the same time, we can’t lose sight of the urgent challenges for Australia’s economic future which climate change presents.” 

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