Endowments have a timely opportunity to express their support for strong action on climate change by signing the 2014 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change.
The Statement comes at a pivotal moment. As part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting Heads of State and Government along with business, finance, civil society and local leaders to a Climate Summit in September 2014.
The 2014 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change represents an important contribution by the global investment community to supporting the UN Climate Summit and encouraging strong domestic and international climate and clean energy policies. The Statement sets out steps that institutional investors (both asset owners and asset managers) can take to address climate change, and calls on governments to support a new global agreement on climate change by 2015, in addition to national and regional policy measures.
The Statement was drafted through a collaboration of six organizations: the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), the Ceres Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), the Investor Group on Climate Change Australia/New Zealand (IGCC), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
The deadline to sign the Statement is 15 September 2014. Please note there is no cost to sign the Statement, and no further actions are required of signatories. The text of the Statement can be downloaded here (pdf) and endowments can sign by completing this form.