Helping companies 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.

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.

Investor signatories

Aargauische Pensionskasse (APK)
Achmea Investment Management
Adrian Dominican Sisters Portfolio Advisory Board
Aegon Asset Management
Arvella Investments
Ashden Trust
ATISA Personalvorsorgestiftung der Tschümperlin-Unternehmungen
Australian Ethical Investment
Aviva Investors
Bank J. Safra Sarasin
Barrow Cadbury Trust
Bernische Lehrerversicherungskasse
Bernische Pensionskasse BPK
Boston Common Asset Management
BPL Pensioen
Caisse de pensions de l’Etat de Vaud (CPEV)
Caisse de pension des sociétés Hewlett-Packard en Suisse
Caisse de pension du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge
Caisse de pensions du personnel communal de Lausanne
Caisse de pensions ECA-RP
Caisse de Prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève (CPEG)
Caisse de Prévoyance des Interprètes de Conférence (CPIC)
Caisse de prevoyance du personnel de L’Etat de Fribourg
Caisse de prévoyance du personnel de l’Etat du Valais (CPVAL)
Caisse intercommunale de pensions (CIP)
Caisse paritaire de prévoyance de l’industrie et de la construction (CPPIC)
Candriam Investors Group
CAP Prévoyance
CCAP Caisse Cantonale d’Assurance Populaire
CIEPP – Caisse Inter-Entreprises de Prévoyance Professionnelle
Congregation of St. Joseph
Dana Investment Advisors
Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise
Dignity Health
Domini Impact Investments
Ecofi Investissements
EdenTree Investment Management
Environment Agency Pension Fund
Etablissement Cantonal d’Assurance (ECA VAUD)
Ethos Foundation
EQ Investors
First Affirmative Financial Network
Fond. métallurgie vaud. bâtiment (FMVB)
Fondation de prévoyance Artes & Comoedia
Fondation de prévoyance du Groupe BNP PARIBAS en Suisse
Fondation Leenaards
Fondation Patrimonia
Fonds interprofessionnel de prévoyance (FIP)
Fondation Interprofessionnelle Sanitaire de Prévoyance (FISP), Switzerland
Gebäudeversicherung Luzern
GF International Asset Management
Green Century Capital Management
GVA Gebäudeversicherung des Kantons St. Gallen
Hermes Investment Management
Impact Investors
Impax Asset Management
Jesuits in Britain
Jesuit-West Province of the Society of Jesus (U.S.A.)
JJ Charitable Trust
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
KBI Global Investors
Luzerner Pensionskasse
Pensionskasse AR
Pensionskasse Bank CIC (Schweiz)
Pensionskasse Bühler AG Uzwil
Pensionskasse der Basler Kantonalbank
Pensionskasse Pro Infirmis
Pensionskasse Römisch-katholische Landeskirche des Kantons Luzern
Pensionskasse Schaffhausen
Personalvorsorgekasse der Stadt Bern
Mark Leonard Trust
Pensionskasse SRG SSR
Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus
Mercy Health
Mercy Investment Services
NEI Investments
Nest Sammelstiftung
Ostrum Asset Management
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Pax World Funds
Pensionskasse Basel-Stadt (PKBS)
Pensionskasse Caritas
Pensionskasse der Stadt Winterthur
Pensionskasse Stadt Luzern
Pensionskasse Unia
Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
Prévoyance Santé Valais (PRESV)
Profelia Fondation de prévoyance
Prosperita Stiftung für die berufliche Vorsorge
Retraites Populaires
Sarasin & Partners
Secunda Sammelstiftung
Solothurnische Gebaudeversichering
St. Galler Pensionskasse
Stiftung Abendrot
Strathclyde Pension Fund
Terre des Hommes
The Health Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Trillium Asset Management
Triodos Investment Management
Unfallversicherungskasse des Basler Staatspersonals
Université de Genève (UNIGE)
USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus
Verein Barmherzige Brüder von Maria-Hilf
Vorsorge SERTO
WHEB Group

Campaign resources

Electric Vehicle Fleets: An Impact Opportunity for Investors

Decarbonising road transport will be crucial for meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. Transportation accounts for 23% of global CO2 emissions, of which 74% comes from road vehicles, and despite improvements in vehicle fuel efficiency, emissions have continued to rise. However, the automobile industry is currently in flux. The market for electric vehicles (EVs) is growing rapidly, accounting for 2.5% of new vehicle sales in 20183 – marking a 68% year-on-year increase. This rapidly growing market, propelled by falling costs and supportive government policy, has the potential to turn the tide of rising transport emissions.


Decarbonising Cement: The Role of Institutional Investors

Concrete, and therefore cement, is everywhere. From houses to hospitals, cement forms the very foundation of our industrialised societies. Yet this seemingly innocuous substance accounts for 8% of global emissions. This report outlines why cement is so carbon-intensive, how the industry can decarbonise, and why institutional investors need to act.


Get in touch

Sonia Hierzig

Sonia Hierzig

Senior Projects Manager - Climate Change