ILN Releases Whitepaper on Transition and the Enabling Role of Taxonomies and Frameworks

Oct 17, 2023

TORONTO, October 17, 2023 –– The Investor Leadership Network (ILN), a global coalition of 14 leading institutional investors representing over $10 trillion AUM, is proud to announce the release of its latest white paper “Transition and the Enabling Role of Taxonomies and Frameworks.” 

The release of this white paper is a significant step towards addressing the urgent need for decarbonization in the global economy. ILN members’ efforts in providing practical examples and insights will undoubtedly serve as a valuable resource for the broader investor community.

This white paper provides a unique look at how ILN Members are developing transition finance frameworks to drive decarbonisation in the real economy. Explored through peer Case Studies, the paper outlines the tools, capabilities and design principles for credible in-house transition approaches that support the decarbonisation of carbon-intensive sectors.

Amy Hepburn, CEO of the Investor Leadership Network, said, “Our members have generously shared their practical examples and insights in hopes of inspiring and guiding the broader investor community towards a sustainable and prosperous future. Overall, this white paper release is a positive step towards creating a more sustainable and prosperous future for all. It sets a commendable example for other organizations and investors to follow suit in the fight against climate change.”

She added that, “Decarbonization is a crucial and urgent global goal aimed at reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Achieving this goal is essential to mitigate climate change and its associated impacts on the environment, human health, and the economy.”

The urgency to combat climate change has never been greater, and the financial sector plays a significant role in driving the transition to a low carbon economy.

The release of this white paper builds on the ILN’s previously published climate change resources, The Investor Leadership Network’s first white paper, “Investing for the low carbon transition– turning portfolio targets into action,” is now available for download here.

The financial sector’s role in this transition cannot be overstated, and initiatives like this white paper are essential in guiding the industry towards a more sustainable future. It’s also commendable that the ILN is actively sharing resources to further the cause.

About Investor Leadership Network (ILN):

The Investor Leadership Network was launched at the 2018 G7 to facilitate and accelerate collaboration by leading institutional investors to drive the transition to a sustainable and inclusive global economy. As the leading network of investors acting for people, planet and prosperity, the CEO-led group is composed of 14 global institutional investors representative of seven countries, with over US$10 trillion in assets under management.

Operating as an open and collaborative platform, members pool resources, expertise, and networks to develop, promote and deliver action-based and scalable initiatives on major global issues such as climate change; equality, diversity, and inclusion; and private capital mobilization. Every initiative is evidence-based, measurable, and drives macro change. Member commitment is leveraged through a central convening body, the Secretariat, which threads the needle among initiatives and tracks and reports impact.

Contact: Steve Kee, Global Communications Director, Investor Leadership Network,, 416-841-5669.


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