Investor Practice

We help build our members’ capacity to;
  • integrate climate risk and opportunities in their investment processes, and
  • manage their portfolios in line with net zero.

Through working groups, resources, and masterclasses we provide a forum to share experiences, and access to international experts, peer learning, and the latest technical guidance.

Our approach and tools mainly draw on the Net Zero Investment Framework (NZIF) – a globally recognised and widely used methodology by and for investors who have made a net zero commitment .

The team works with IGCC members on implementing net zero commitments and translating those into leading climate-related practices.

 

For Members

We bring a collaborative approach, supporting Australian and New Zealand investors to accelerate climate progress through;

  • enhanced climate change policies;
  • implementing an Investor Climate Action Plan (ICAP); and
  • commencing or expanding climate in line with emerging global standards.
One to One Engagement

To identify opportunities with our members for further upskilling, development, and progress.

Signatory Support

Preparation and pre-work to become a signatory of NZAM or PAAO.

Masterclasses

Open masterclasses for all members, leading deep-dives on the most pressing climate-finance topics.

Thought Leadership

And roundtables on topical issues with member-led discussions.

Steps Along the Net Zero Journey

Starting
Implementing
  • Participate in working groups and masterclasses
  • Contribute to IGCC’s policy advocacy
  • Track progress in the yearly survey
  • Set public net-zero targets
Leading
  • Propose and lead IGCC member-led activities
  • Contribute to thought leadership
  • Move into higher tiers of the ICAPs ladder
  • Join a net zero alliance

For the full journey for members, including details on investor transition plans, frameworks, methodologies, and alliances, download our full guide:

Net Zero Journey 

Working Groups

Where we share information, build capacity, and work on collaborative projects with members.

Investor Practice

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

Physical Risk & Resilience

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

Annual State of Net Zero Survey

Our annual State of Net Zero Survey identifies how Australian and New Zealand institutional investors are acting on climate risk and opportunities. It also sheds light on the barriers and challenges that are preventing faster progress.

The Australian 2022 sample:

  • 53 institutional investors;
  • managing $2.1 trillion in Australia (approximately 60% of the total AUM in Australia); and
  • both IGCC members and non-members.

Read the 2022 findings for Australia

70%

Investors with net zero targets in 2022 (up from 28% in 2020).

35%

Investors with 2030 decarbonisation milestone targets.

21%

Investors with climate solutions targets.

The New Zealand 2022 sample:

  • 50 Respondents
  • managing $331 billion in Australia (approximately 73% of the total AUM in New Zealand); and
  • both IGCC members and non-members.

Read the 2022 findings for New Zealand 

26%

Investors with net zero targets in 2022.

34%

Investors with 2030 decarbonisation milestone targets.

8%

Investors with climate solutions targets.

Each year investors are making more progress, but we know that acceleration is crucial for meeting climate goals, and serving their beneficiaries.

The good news is that there are now excellent tools and collaborative initiatives that investors can and must use to move faster than ever before.
Helping investors set and reach 2030 milestones is core to IGCC’s work, as is building resilience to the physical risks from climate change.

Rebecca Mikula-Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC). Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)

Global Climate Investment Initiatives

The Investor Group on Climate Change is the exclusive secretariat in Oceania for the Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) initiative and Paris Aligned Asset Owners (PAAO) initiative, the two leading global investor-led efforts to bring about a net zero future.

With more than 350 investors committed globally, the two initiatives catalyse financial flows to support decarbonisation and investment in climate solutions.

Under the initiative asset managers and owners;

  • set interim targets to progressively reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 and align assets with a 1.5°C pathway;
  • develop and implement climate action plans;
  • undertake stewardship such as engaging with investee companies and other assets;
  • engage with policy makers; and
  • report annually on their strategy and progress.
The initiatives are partners to the UN Climate Champion’s Race to Zero campaign and alliances of the Glasgow Finance Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ).

Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM)

The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative includes 301 investors representing more than US$59 trillion in AUM.

Signatories commit to supporting investing aligned with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°.

The NZAM Website

Paris Aligned Asset Owners (PAAO)

The Paris Aligned Asset Owners initiative includes 56 asset owners with more than US$3.3 trillion in AUM.

Signatories commit to transitioning their investments to achieve net zero portfolio emissions by 2050 or sooner, drawing on the Net Zero Investment Framework to set targets, and publishing a climate action plan.

The PAAO website

Latest Investor Practice News, Resources, and Events.

Submission: Disclosing climate opportunities and risks to secure long-term investment in Australia

13 February 2024

New draft legislation for reporting on climate-related financial risk and opportunity is a critical step for attracting investment capital in Australia.

IGCC February Member Meeting

Member Meeting | Sydney, Melbourne & Online | 14 February 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Timezone: Australia/Sydney
Our 2024 Priorities - Including a national campaign for 2035 ambition

IGCC Investor Practice Working Group

Working Group Meeting | Online | 27 February 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Timezone: Australia/Sydney