Contributing to the transition to a low-carbon economy
Climate change already has significant social, environmental and economic impacts on all continents. These impacts will worsen in the coming years and decades if we don’t act now.
Climate change poses a serious risk to assets and businesses. This is why long-term investors have a responsibility to limit or mitigate their effects.
Maria Montero, Climate Change Program Head at CPP
Nathalie Wallace, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at Natixis Investment Managers
Published in November 2021, the ILN Climate Change Physical Risk Toolkit serves as a common framework for asset owners and managers to address direct and indirect physical risks associated with climate change. The Toolkit is complemented by a Resource Guide, which offers investors a searchable database of credible, third party resources to help analyze specific physical climate risk.
In September 2020, the ILN published Climate Change Mitigation and your portfolio: Practical Tools for Investors. This report provides detailed guidance for investors on strengthening climate-related disclosures, focused on decarbonization scenarios in line with the Paris Agreement.
As part of the Climate Change Initiative, ILN members are working to build on existing guidance and best practices to expand the adoption of uniform and comparable climate-related disclosures under the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (FSB-TCFD) framework. Published in September 2019, TCFD Implementation, Practical Insights and Perspectives from Behind the Scenes for Institutional Investors is intended to assist investors in making better choices to define their climate change strategies and disclosures.
We believe enhanced disclosure will inform better decision making about the investment risks and opportunities stemming from climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy. The impacts of such decisions can be significant.The ILN will continue to identify gaps where other industry groups and organizations are not focused and develop tools for investors to help in the fight against climate change.
If you would like more information on our work on climate disclosures, please do not hesitate to contact us.