Major AIGCC report
marked the launch of
the group in Singapore
September 6 2016

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Investor Expectations of Mining Companies

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Investing Through An Adaptation Lens

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Position paper on Post 2020 emission reduction targets for AustraliaPosition paper on Post 2020 emission reduction targets for Australia

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Climate Change Investment Solutions Guide

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Investor Expectations: Oil and Gas Company StrategyInvestor Expectations: Oil and Gas Company Strategy

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Supplementary Letter: Review of the Renewable Energy Target

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Thursday 13th October 2016

New Parliamentary inquiry on coal closures

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) notes the establishment of a new Parliamentary Inquiry on the closure of coal fired energy generation facilities in Australia, addressing the need to decarbonise our electricity sector, manage community impacts and increase resilience to climate change.

“Reviewing how best to manage the retirement of carbon-intensive ageing coal fired generation is an important component of the integrated energy challenge. Getting it wrong will have significant implications for investors, communities and asset owners alike. Having a plan for an orderly and fair transition is vital”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).

Today, the Senate referred a new Inquiry to the Environment and Communications References Committee to review the closure of coal fired generation and ensure a Just Transition for impacted communities in line with Australia’s commitments under the Paris Agreement. This follows the Select Committee into Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World established earlier in the week.

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Tuesday 11th October 2016

Less than a week after the UN confirmed the Paris Agreement would come into effect on 04 November this year, a global network of more than 250 institutional investors (representing assets worth over $24 Trn) has published a guide setting out the threats facing the automotive sector and investor expectations for how these companies must shift gear to adapt their business strategies to address climate related risk and build a sustainable low carbon transport system for the future.

Launching Investor Expectations of Automotive Companies - Shifting gears to accelerate the transition to low carbon vehicles Stephanie Pfeifer, CEO for European investor network IIGCC said, “This guide signals a new area of concerted engagement between big investors and one of the most significant sectors when it comes to tackling the climate challenge. As a consequence of the Paris Agreement, investors expect regulatory frameworks affecting the automotive sector to become far more stringent, not least those governing vehicle fuel performance standards in the EU and elsewhere. Several automotive companies have already recognised they must increase capital expenditure in sustainable driving technology and product pipelines if they are to develop a climate resilient business model. Likewise, that they must engage with policy makers to ensure sustainability is placed at the heart of the industry’s future.”


Tuesday 6th September 2016

To mark the  launch  of  the  new  Asia  Investor  Group  on Climate  Change  (AIGCC)  today  in  Singapore,  the  group  is  releasing  the  most  comprehensive analysis to date of climate finance sector activity in Asia.  

The  report  – Investing  for  the  climate  in  Asia  undertaken  by  Asia  Research  and  Engagement  (ARE),  with  the  support  of  Australia  and  New  Zealand  Banking  Group  Limited  (ANZ),  reviewed  the  disclosure  of  leading  domestic  financial  institutions  across  the  Asia  Pacific  region  to  understand  the  state  of  the  finance  industry’s  response  to  climate change. This review included 36 banks, 30 investors, and 24 insurers. 

It revealed a significant shift toward embedding climate risk and responsible investment  into  core  business  activities.  However,  much  remains  to  be  done,  with  financial  regulators  needing  to  take  steps  to  help  catalyse  the  shift  to  low  carbon  investment  in  order to reduce systemic risks and improve competitiveness. 

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Thursday 1st September 2016

Investors respond to Climate Change Authority Report

The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the release of the Climate Change Authority (CCA) report as a useful contribution to the debate on how best to scale up Australia’s climate change policy settings, but remain concerned about the need for strong, effective policies.

“We welcome the CCA focus on providing greater certainty for investors on Australia's climate change policy settings”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC).

“Investors are looking for policy built on clear market signals. Where those policy settings are credible, capital will flow.”

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Wednesday 24th August 2016

Investors Press G20 to Ratify Paris Agreement Swiftly & Expand Low Carbon / Green Investment

130 investors ($13 Trillion AUM) also urge G20 to double global investment in clean energy, strengthen climate disclosure, adopt carbon pricing and phase out fossil fuel subsidies. Click here to download a copy of the media release


Monday 19th July 2016

Investors welcome new Minister for the Environment and Energy 

The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the appointment of Josh Frydenberg as Minister for the Environment and Energy. 

“We look forward to working with Minister Frydenberg on behalf of investors focused on climate change”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC). 

“Investors welcome a more integrated approach to energy and climate policy in Australia”. 

“There are significant issues requiring attention in the energy sector as we look to balance decarbonisation and growth. At the same time, we can’t lose sight of the urgent challenges for Australia’s economic future which climate change presents.” 

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Thursday 2nd June 2016

Investors Identify Seven Climate Change Policy Priorities

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) has today published seven climate change policy priorities which investors believe are critical for managing risk and unlocking investment in low carbon finance opportunities.

“The seven policy priorities identified by investors have to be part of the climate change policy response in Australia to build investor confidence and get capital moving”, said Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer of the Investor Group on Climate Change.

“Without stable and durable climate change policy settings grounded in broad bipartisan support, investors will not allocate capital to the kinds of long term clean energy and energy productivity investments required to achieve the goals Australia signed up to under the Paris Agreement”.

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Friday 13th May 2016

Investor groups collaborate for Australian Launch of new action framework on sustainable real estate

SYDNEY – 13 MAY 2016: Today a unique coalition of global investor and property groups will launch the Sustainable Real Estate Investment - Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement: An Action Framework in Australia for the first time.

Five of the world’s largest investor networks and RICS have come together, supported by the Global Alliance for Building and Construction, to publish a concise, actionable framework for Real Estate investors to help them make sense of existing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) guidance and to accelerate their integration of ESG and climate risks and opportunities into investment decisions.  The guide sets out a range of measures to improve returns or better protect the future value of real estate investments through application of an ESG and climate change management approach.

Presenting the framework in Sydney, Rowan Griffin, Head of Sustainability - Property at Lendlease, project team member of UNEP FI’s property working group and chair of IGCC’s property working group said, “The built environment is a significant contributor to Australia’s emissions, while also holding many opportunities to drive greater national energy productivity. Investors in real estate assets therefore have a key role to play in helping to meet the climate change goals set out in the Paris Agreement through their investment decisions. The launch of this Action Framework means that real estate investors now have the tools they need to take concrete steps to addresses climate change and deliver greater value.” 

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Climate adaptation finance workshop: Path to market

Progressing catalytic investments in climate adaptation

Dates: 23rd of September, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Australia Post, Melbourne

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Launch of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) – a side-event of PRI in Person 2016 

Dates: 6th of September
Location: Singapore

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IGCC, PRI & RICS Australian Launch breakfast: Sustainable Real Estate Investment

Dates: 13th of May
Location: Sydney

Event Information

IGCC Summit 2015

Dates: 6th and 7th of October
Location: Melbourne

The IGCC Summit was a huge success thanks to the sponsors, speakers and over 240 delegates that attended the event. 

Event presentations, videos and photos are available via the link below.

Summit Wrap Up


For more information please contact:

The IGCC Secretariat
PO Box Q937
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Tel: +61 2 9255 0290
Email: secretariat@igcc.org.au

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