We deliver real and accelerated progress on climate change by connecting, collaborating, and advocating on behalf of investors to responsibly manage climate risks and opportunities, and drive sustainable returns for investors and the beneficiaries they represent.


Our Three Workstreams and Their Impact

Accelerating Net Zero Investment Practice.

This has been the foundation of our work since inception; building our members’ climate capacity, providing forums for collaboration, connecting them to climate expertise and more.
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Driving Down Emissions From Industry.

As co-founders of the Climate Action 100+ initiative, we support investors to engage with heavy-emitting companies in the region and provide credible data, analysis and thought-leadership to help our members in their own direct engagements.
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Advocating for Policies That Will Unlock Capital for Climate.

With members and broader stakeholders, we influence policy-makers on the crucial legislation to unlock the investment that enables a just and orderly transition to a resilient, net zero economy.
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Focus Themes Across Our Workstreams

A Just Transition

Social equity must be protected throughout the economic and physical transitions that are underway.

Social cohesion and support are also essential to investors ability to deliver beneficiaries sustainable returns.

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Physical Risk, Impacts & Resilience

Building resilience to physical risk has joined emissions reduction as an important climate goal.

Although governments, investors and companies are starting to understand and act on physical risk, greater action is necessary.

Recent news, resources and events

The Activities

Working Groups

Our members join these forums to collaborate, build capacity, and share information on the specific topics and work that matters to them.

Members that have the capacity to participate in these groups tend to be leaders in Australian and New Zealand climate finance.

Investor Practice

Develops investor solutions for facilitating Australia and New Zealand’s transition to a net zero economy, and tracking global progress.
Chairs: Claire Molinari & Guneet Rana

Policy & Advocacy

Coordinates government engagement in support of a resilient net zero emissions economy, and maintains oversight on the industry’s role in delivering climate policy outcomes.
Chair: Erwin Jackson

Corporate Engagement

Coordinates investor participation in Climate Action 100+ in Australia and New Zealand. Climate Action 100+ is a forum for sharing tools, resources and climate progress.
Chair: Andrew Gray

Physical Risk & Resilience

Develops solutions to integrate physical risk and resilience into portfolio management, and drive investment in climate adaptation.
Chair: Kate Simmonds

Energy Transition

Specialising in Australian energy transition policy including a response to the capacity investment scheme. A subgroup of the Policy & Advocacy Working Group
Chair: Ian Lieblich

Research, Thought Leadership and Investor Resources

Our publications help set the agenda in public debates, influence government policy, and help our members and stakeholders understand key developments and ideas in climate finance.

Our reports, submissions and briefings.

Masterclasses, Briefings and Monthly Member Meetings

We run a variety of events to help investors stay up-to-date with the latest developments in how climate and finance interact.

Our Events

Connecting Investors With Global Climate Initiatives and Tools

We guide investors through the international initiatives and tools which have been set up to help align capital flows to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Paris Aligned Investor Initiatives

We co-founded and co-manage the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative (NZAM) and the Paris Aligned Asset Owners (PAAO) initiative. These provide asset managers and asset owners respectively with tools for making commitments, making and tracking progress in alignment to the UN-backed Race to Zero and Paris Agreement. They focus on portfolio management and capital allocation.

Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+ is at the heart of our corporate engagement program. It is the world’s largest initiative to support investors engaging with heavy-emitting companies.

Investor Agenda

With Investor Agenda, we produced the Investor Climate Action Plan (ICAP) tool, which provides a framework for investors to develop and progress a comprehensive approach to climate risks and opportunities. It covers investment, corporate engagement, disclosures, and policy advocacy.

Australian and New Zealand Collaborations:

The Australian Climate Roundtable.

A broad alliance of major Australian business, environmental, farmer, investor, union and social welfare groups, including IGCC, the Business Council of Australia, the ACTU, the ACF and others.

We build common ground in the climate policy debate and encourage a just, effective and efficient response.

The Australian Sustainable Finance Institute

We liaise with ASFI, who are leading important work to develop a Sustainable Finance Taxonomy for Australia, integration of TNFD and Natural Capital, and more.

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Aotearoa New Zealand Investor Coalition for Net Zero

We liaise and collaborate with local coalition partners, Mindful Money and Toitu Tahua: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Finance, in particular on our annual ‘State of Net Zero Investment’ report, which provides the most accurate and comprehensive snapshot of New Zealand climate finance practice.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are funded by membership, partnerships and supporters who understand the power of investors to support climate action.

Together, we’re working towards climate solutions

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