Climate Action 100+ sets new decarbonisation expectations for food and beverage industry in line with Paris Agreement goals

Investors involved in Climate Action 100+, the world’s largest investor engagement initiative on climate change responsible for over USD $55 trillion in assets, have released a new set of expectations that lay out the necessary actions for the food and beverage sector to make progress towards achieving a net zero future in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Outlined in Global Sector Strategies: Recommended Investor Expectations for Food and Beverage, the investor expectations aim to inform and improve constructive engagements between investors and food and beverage companies, which are responsible for…

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Climate Action 100+ issues its first-ever net zero company benchmark of the world’s largest corporate emitters

Climate Action 100+, the world’s largest investor engagement initiative on climate change, has released its first-ever benchmark evaluating the corporate ambition and action of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters and other companies with significant opportunity to drive the net zero transition. The Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark offers the first detailed, comparative assessments of individual focus company performance against the initiative’s three high-level commitment goals: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving governance, and strengthening climate-related financial disclosures. The Benchmark defines key indicators of success for business alignment with a…

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Climate Action 100+ progress report records accelerated company commitments to net-zero emissions but gaps remain

Almost half the focus companies of Climate Action 100+ – the world’s largest ever investor engagement initiative on climate change – have now established commitments to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, its latest progress report reveals.   The Climate Action 100+ 2020 Progress Report also outlines the significant growth and evolution of Climate Action 100+. There are now 545 investor signatories, responsible for over USD52 trillion in assets under management and engaging with 167 companies through the initiative. But despite the significant growth in signatories and net-zero commitments, the report details ongoing gaps in target coverage, with only a small proportion of…

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Joint statement between institutional investors on behalf of Climate Action 100+ and Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell)

This joint statement has been developed between Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) and a leadership group of institutional investors on behalf of the global investor initiative: Climate Action 100+ (CA 100+). The investor engagement with Shell has been led by Robeco and the Church of England Pensions Board and included representatives of Eumedion (the Dutch platform for institutional investors) and the European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)2. APG on behalf of ABP, the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF) and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) have also been active…

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