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Emissions-Intensive Asset Exits: A Universal Owner Perspective on Sales & Managed Closures

Report | Kate Donnelly & Dr Ian Woods | 21 September 2023

This discussion paper explores a tension that arises when companies divest themselves from emissions-intensive assets: Such exits may reduce the transition risk associated with that particular asset, but overall systemic risk may be maintained, or even increase. It also identifies four broad areas in which investors can act to alleviate


Investor Expectations for Diversified Mining

Guide | Dani Siew, Kate Donnelly, Dr Sam Cornish, Dan Gardiner, Jheel Baldi | 7 September 2023

Investor Expectations for Diversified Mining is a supporting resource to be used in conjunction with the Net Zero Standard for Diversified Mining. The Standard is an adaptable and rigorous framework for institutional investors to ascertain how mining companies are navigating the multi-faceted and complex sector-specific aspects of the global transition


Net Zero Standard for Diversified Mining

Guide | Climate Action 100+ | 6 September 2023

This standard will help investors to assess how mining companies are navigating this complex transition to net zero.
It incorporates the comprehensive range of considerations specific to this sector, and provides a rigorous framework that is adaptable to the varied value chains, individual aims and strategies of diversified miners.


The Changing Climate Policy Landscape: Considerations for Policymakers and the Needs of Investors

Report | The Investor Agenda | 6 September 2023

This report summarises how global climate policy has developed and to describe the core features that should underpin climate policy going forward. Several case studies have been provided to illustrate effective climate finance policy in Australia, the European Union, Japan and the United States

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Road to Resilience – An investor action plan for an adaptive and resilient economy

Report | Michael Bones, Kate Simmonds, Erwin Jackson, Bethany Richards | 22 August 2023

“Road to Resilience” is a new strategy to stimulate investment in climate resilience, protecting against the physical risks of climate change. The key objectives are:
  • Integrating physical risk and resilience into existing climate-related activities.
  • Developing a shared understanding of physical climate risks among stakeholders.
  • Advocating for investable policy that proactively


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Climate Financial Disclosures Submission – Second Treasury’s Consultation Paper

Submission | Amy Quinton | July 2023

Australia is broadly on the right track when it comes to mandatory climate disclosures; the sooner investors can get a reliable and comprehensive picture of climate risks and opportunities for the companies they hold, the sooner they can efficiently put capital to work decarbonising the economy.


Member Briefing: Investor Expectations – National Climate Risk Assessment

Briefing | Kate Simmonds and Erwin Jackson | July 2023

The National Climate Risk Assessment (NCRA) has the potential to significantly increase understanding and management of physical risk in Australia, should it be developed with meaningful stakeholder engagement. Read about IGCC’s recommendations for the NCRA to ensure it is credible, decision-useful, collaborative, and transparent.


Submission: Climate Change Authority – Setting, tracking and achieving Australia’s emissions reduction targets – Issues Paper

Submission | Erwin Jackson | June 2023

IGCC’s submission covers four main topics:
  • National and sector pathways and goals should be 1.5°C aligned.
  • Currently, the physical impacts of climate change are significantly under-priced in financial markets.
  • Australia can be a world leader in resilience
  • Australia needs quality climate modelling and scenarios covering both transition and physical risks.


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The Federal Government’s Critical Minerals Strategy

Report | The Australian Government | 20 June 2023

The Critical Minerals Strategy 2023–2030 is a framework to grow Australia’s critical minerals sector.
The Australian critical minerals sector is well placed to seize the opportunities of the clean energy transition
thanks to Australia’s:
  • rich geological reserves
  • expertise at extracting minerals
  • track record as a reliable producer and exporter of


Mobilising Climate Investments in Emerging Markets

Report | Laura Hillis | 2 May 2023

This report looks at the opportunities and barriers for Australian investors to fund renewable energy in our region. Estimates suggest climate solutions in emerging markets could be worth US$2 trillion per year by 2026. And many emerging markets must manage the dual challenge of decarbonsing their systems while driving social