Corporate leadership on climate change is essential in delivering the low-carbon transition at the scale and speed necessary to avoid dangerous global warming. While the majority of companies have some plans in place to reduce their emissions, current business plans often fall short of what is necessary to deliver the internationally-agreed goal of limiting global temperature rise to well-below two degrees.
Some forward-looking businesses have already recognised the opportunity and imperative to act and are using ambitious climate strategies as a driver of long-term sustainability, innovation and resilience. ShareAction is collaborating with a number of other non-profit organisations and a diverse group of investors to make this behaviour the new norm.
Our Investor Decarbonisation Initiative aims to unlock the power of the investment system to accelerate corporate climate action. Bringing together pension funds, charitable trusts and asset managers, this initiative mobilises investor support for science-based emissions targets and complementary commitments to renewable electricity (RE100), energy productivity (EP100), and electric mobility (EV100).
We would welcome any investors who would like to join the initiative and make public their commitment to engage with companies on ambitious and proactive climate action. This initiative builds on the success of ShareAction’s previous engagements urging companies to commit to 100% renewable electricity and join the RE100 initiative.
The Investor Decarbonisation Initiative is one part of a larger programme of work tackling climate change using the investment system. You can find out more about our other climate initiatives here.