Encouraging companies to set ambitious climate targets

Our Investor Decarbonisation Initiative brings together institutional investors to encourage companies to set ambitious climate targets in line with goals of the Paris Agreement. The initiative delivers coordinated company engagement, promoting proactive emissions reductions at the rate required to avoid dangerous climate change. We want to give investors the tools they need to catalyse further and faster corporate climate action.

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Why this is important and what we’re doing about it

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.

Full list of investor members

Resources

Investor Engagement on Corporate Decarbonisation and Science-Based Targets

The Investor Decarbonisation Initiative brings together institutional investors to encourage companies to set bold and credible climate targets. This briefing outlines the benefits of joining the initiative.

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Investor Engagement on Science-Based Targets: Questions & Answers

The Investor Decarbonisation Initiative brings together institutional investors to encourage companies to set bold and credible climate targets. This briefing provides answers to key questions about science-based targets.

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Investor members

The following investors have joined ShareAction’s collaborative investor initiative, promoting ambitious corporate decarbonisation.

Achmea Investment Management
Adrian Dominican Sisters Portfolio Advisory Board
Aegon Asset Management
Ashden Trust
Australian Ethical Investment
Bank J. Safra Sarasin
Barrow Cadbury Trust
Boston Common Asset Management
BPL Pensioen
Candriam Investors Group
Congregation of St. Joseph
Dana Investment Advisors
Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise
Dignity Health
Domini Impact Investments
Ecofi Investissements
Environment Agency Pension Fund
ERAFP
Ethos Foundation
First Affirmative Financial Network
Green Century Capital Management
Hermes Investment Management
Impact Investors
Jesuits in Britain
JJ Charitable Trust
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
KBI Global Investors
KLP
Mark Leonard Trust
Mercy Investment Services
Mercy Health
Mirova
NEI Investments
Impax Asset Management
Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
Strathclyde Pension Fund
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Trillium Asset Management
Triodos Investment Management
WHEB Group

Plus the following members of the Ethos Engagement Pool International:
Aargauische Pensionskasse (APK)
Bernische Lehrerversicherungskasse
Caisse de pensions de l’Etat de Vaud (CPEV)
Caisse de pensions ECA-RP
Caisse de Prévoyance des Interprètes de Conférence (CPIC)
Caisse intercommunale de pensions (CIP)
CAP Prévoyance
CCAP Caisse Cantonale d’Assurance Populaire
CIEPP – Caisse Inter-Entreprises de Prévoyance Professionnelle
Etablissement Cantonal d’Assurance (ECA VAUD)
Fond. métallurgie vaud. bâtiment (FMVB)
Fondation Leenaards
Nest Sammelstiftung
Pensionskasse Caritas
Pensionskasse der Stadt Winterthur
Pensionskasse Stadt Luzern
Pensionskasse Unia
Prévoyance Santé Valais (PRESV)
prévoyance.ne
Profelia Fondation de prévoyance
Prosperita Stiftung für die berufliche Vorsorge
Retraites Populaires
Stiftung Abendrot
Terre des Hommes


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