Policy & Advocacy

IGCC is the investment community’s authoritative voice on climate change.

Our policy positions are created through thought leadership, extensive member consultation and research based on the latest science.

IGCC then advocates for these policies by engaging with relevant decision-makers across Parliament, government departments, media and other key stakeholders.

We publish thought-leading resources based on exclusive research and our unique position in a network of investors, analysts, academic researchers and policy-makers.

Download IGCC’s Policy Positions 2022-2025 (pdf).

Emerging Policy Issues

2035 Emissions Target

The 2035 target will be the biggest climate policy decision this political term, set by the ambition for sector-by-sector policies, including clean energy targets and Safeguard Mechanism baselines.

Clean Energy Transition

Australia has an opportunity for an increase in capital investment in clean energy, incentivised by programs like the Capacity Investment Scheme, and in a global market invigorated by the USA’s climate package, the Inflation Reduction Act, Europe’s Green Deal, and others.

Physical Risk

Physical risk poses a greater impact than transition risk due to hard adaptation limits and higher levels of uncertainty. It will affect all industries and requires place-based solutions with national coordination for effective implementation.


Building Parliamentary support for reform on climate disclosures and working alongside other peak bodies to achieve major consensus.


Parliamentary Engagements

The Investor Group on Climate Change has deep relationships with key decision makers. We engage across parliament to advocate for policy that avoids systemic climate risks and unlock substantial investment in a clean economy.

Regular Engagements

As a bipartisan organisation, we engage regularly with ministers, opposition, and the crossbench.

Canberra Roadshow

In March 2023, we took six senior investment professionals to Canberra, arranging meetings with the Treasurer, Climate Change and Energy Ministers, Opposition, Department Secretaries, and senior media.

Roundtable Discussion

We organise high level roundtable events between representatives of some of the country’s largest investors and the Treasurer and key ministers.

Working Groups

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

Policy & Advocacy

Chair: Erwin Jackson 
Managing Director, Policy, IGCC

Coordinates government engagement and maintains oversight on the role companies and industry associations play in delivering constructive climate policy outcomes.

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Energy Transition Subgroup

Chair: Ian Leiblich
Head of ESG, EG

Develops effective energy transition policy required to achieve net zero emissions, including in response to the latest Capacity Investment Scheme.

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Good energy policy is key to good economic policy.

We need groups like the IGCC to continue making the case to all Australians that good climate policy is good for investment and good for jobs.

– Chris Bowen MP
Minister for Climate Change & Energy
IGCC Summit June 2022

Latest Policy & Advocacy News, Resources, and Events

Submission: Investible Plan for Green Metals

18 July 2024

IGCC supports the Future Made in Australia agenda which DISR is consulting on in relation to green metals investment. Good community and workforce outcomes are critical elements of secure industries, and supporting innovation across the capital stack will generate a pipeline of investible opportunities for institutional investors to provide patient capital towards. Mass deployment of renewable energy to support green metals industries is essential.

Submission: Investible Plan for Green Metals

Submission | Bethany Richards | 18 July 2024

Key points: The Investor Group on Climate Change welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission on accelerating investment in green metals industries, as part of the Future Made in Australia agenda. This submission will highlight barriers and opportunities for investors, and for green metals industries. These include the following barriers:


Joint Statement On The Need For Climate And Energy Policy Certainty

18 July 2024

Eighteen diverse industry and environment bodies, including AI Group, the National Farmers Federation, the Australian Steel Council, and the Investor Group on Climate Change, have issued this joint statement.

The State of New Zealand’s Climate Investment 2024

3 July 2024

The third annual New Zealand State of Net Zero Investment report on investors with more than NZ$230 billion under management, shows too-slow climate action.