Climate: Investors take action #1

Climate finance

Publication :February 2015

In autumn 2014, a movement of investors engaged in the fight against climate change was formed, and a variety of concrete actions are being taken. This rapidly growing movement has its roots in the responsible investment practices of these investors. Two factors are driving them to act: the conviction that a carbon risk threatens the most carbon-intensive sectors and an intensifying pressure from civil society.

  • Responsible investors want to use their portfolios to decrease financed emissions.
  • These investors are using classic strategies like shareholder engagement, exclusion, best-in-class selection and thematic investment
  • Carbon risk is the primary driver, far ahead of financing the energy transition
  • The pressure from civil society is mounting