Initiatives

The finance industry often collaborates on issues such as climate change to increase their influence.

Here is some of what is happening, in no particular order, and links to websites detailing how to get involved. Let us know of any that we have missed.

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Climate Action 100+

An investor initiative to ensure the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitting companies take action on the climate crisis.

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Make My Money Matter

A consumer campaign to align money to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Investor Agenda

For the global investor community to accelerate and scale up the actions that are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement with the aim of keeping average global temperature rise to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Mallow Street Climate Charter

A charter for individual trustees committed to recommending pensions consider the climate emergency.

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The Green Finance Initiative

The UK’s principal forum for public and private sector collaboration in green finance, we are uniquely placed to mobilise capital to accelerate the domestic and international transition to a sustainable, net-zero carbon economy that is also climate resilient.

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The Asset Owners Disclosure Project

AODP, a ShareAction project, assesses and engages the world’s largest institutional investors on their approach to responsible investment.

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Red Line Voting

A new approach to engagement and voting with regard to UK stock market-listed companies. Its purpose is to enable far greater direction from institutional investors in environmental, social and corporate governance.

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Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

An international group of institutional investors delivering on a bold commitment to transition investment portfolios to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

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Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Preventing adverse impacts on workers, communities and consumers by assessing 200 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world on a set of human rights indicators.

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Workplace Disclosure Project

Improving data from listed companies on how they manage workers in their direct operations and supply chains.

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UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI Initiative)

A global framework for the insurance industry to address environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities.

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UK Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group

Twelve leading investment consulting firms in the UK have established the Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group, with the aim of seeking to improve sustainable investment practices across the investment industry.

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Climate Financial Risk Forum

The Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF), co-chaired by the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), builds capacity and shares best practice across financial regulators and industry to advance our sector’s responses to the financial risks from climate change.

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The Paris Pledge for Action

By joining the pledge, businesses, cities, civil society groups, investors, regions, trade unions and other signatories promised to ensure that the ambition set out by the Paris Agreement is met or exceeded to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius. See who joined.

 

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Net Zero Carbon 10 (NZC10) Standard

P1 Investment Management has devised the NZC10 target, which allows fund managers to better align their investment policies to the requirement for carbon-neutrality, rather than just emissions reduction.

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Finance Map

Provides public information on the asset management sector and climate. It measures portfolios, the investor-company engagement process, and shareholder resolutions based on best-available public data combined with rigorous analysis.

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The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI)

A global, asset-owner led initiative which assesses companies’ preparedness for the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Science Based Targets Initiative

Aligning companies’ efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions with climate science.

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2 Degrees Investing Initiative

Coordinate the world’s largest research projects on climate metrics in financial markets.

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Climate Policy Initiative

Works to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance.

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Net Zero Asset Manager Initiative

To accelerate the transition to this Net Zero society, UK100 brings together local authorities, from cities to the countryside, to share knowledge, collaborate, and petition the UK government with their collective power.

They are working together to create flourishing communities, seizing the opportunities of technology to create jobs and establishing a nationwide project of renewal, focused on local needs and ambitions.

 

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Bankers for Net Zero Initiative

Bankers for Net Zero is an initiative leading work to develop a set of policy recommendations ahead of COP26 designed to create a regulatory environment that enables banks to play their part in financing the net-zero transition. The initiative is made up of the APPG on Fair Business Banking, Volans and Re:Pattern.

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