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  • 19 Jun 2009 9:46 AM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)
    Peak investor groups (AIST and IGCC) and The Climate Institute issued a joint call today for regulatory certainty on climate change policy.

    Nathan Fabian, CEO of the IGCC said: “As investors for the long term we consider climate change to present clear investment risks that must be addressed in our investment decision-making.

    “Investors know that long-term returns will best be protected by our transformation to a competitive low-carbon economy.

    “We need the companies we part own to begin their low carbon transformation so they can succeed and provide investment returns over the long-term.

    “A price on carbon, economy-wide targets for renewable energy and public investment in alternative energy sources are all needed to support the transition of our economy and our investments.”

    Click here to download a copy of the media release
  • 07 May 2009 2:33 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)
    “Investors see no material earnings risks for emissions-intensive, trade-exposed companies from the early years of a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS),” Chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC), Mr Frank Pegan said today.

    “Far from putting companies in financial trouble, the CPRS will have a negligible financial impact on Australian companies in the early years,” Mr Pegan said.

    “The Government’s proposed CPRS has sufficient compensation to ensure that company profits and existing investors will not be impacted over the short to medium term,” Mr. Pegan said.

    The comments are based on analysis performed by IGCC member Goldman Sachs JBWere (GSJBW) on the earnings impact of the Government’s revised CPRS proposals on the S&P/ASX100. GSJBW released the research to clients after the Government’s planned changes to the CPRS were announced on Monday.

    Click here to download a copy of the media release
  • 01 May 2009 2:29 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)
    The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) today announced the appointment of Mr Nathan Fabian as the Group’s first full-time Chief Executive.

    IGCC Chair Mr Frank Pegan said, “Now is a critical time for investors as they prepare for a carbon constrained future.”

    “Nathan’s appointment as the IGCC’s first full-time CEO demonstrates our commitment to supporting institutional investors in this period of environmental and regulatory change,” Mr Pegan said.

    Click here to download a copy of the media release
  • 23 Mar 2009 10:12 AM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)
    Mr Frank Pegan, Chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) recently announced the appointment of Mr Steve Gibbs as the Group's Communications Director. "We're delighted that Steve has joined our team especially as our membership grows along with the issues of climate-related effects on investment and economic growth" Mr Pegan said.
    "Steve's experience and understanding of the finance and investment sector will enable the IGCC's role to mature and more fully participate in political and economic dynamic that climate change risk has given rise to" Mr Pegan said. Click here to download a copy of the media release.
    "As part of its strategy to increase its contribution to the climate change debate, IGCC is also seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer over coming months" Mr Pegan concluded.
    Anyone interested in the position of IGCC Chief Executive Officer should email their expression of interest and resume to secretariat@igcc.org.au by Wednesday 7th April 2009.

    Click here to download a copy of the position description. 
  • 01 Oct 2008 3:59 PM | IGCC Secretariat (Administrator)
    The Investor Group on Climate Change in conjunction with project partners Goldman Sachs JBWere and Catholic Superannuation Fund recently launched the Carbon Disclosure Project Australia & New Zealand Report 2008.
    The Report was launched by the Honourable Senator and Minister for Climate Change and Water Penny Wong at business lunch for investors and company representatives. Click here to download a copy of the Report.

    For more information on the launch see the IGCC Events page.

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