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KliFin -Scanner: Climate finance product scanner for retail investors and banks

The project KliFin -Scanner  (Climate finance product scanner for retail investors and banks) aims to sensitize retail investors and banks for climate friendly and climate risk in financial portfolios and thus to contribute to the decarbonization of the financial sector and the economy. The project focuses on retail investors, aiming to reduce the emissions connected with their investments in financial markets and as a consequence of this reducing the emissions of the economy. It follows a holistic approach, addressing all key stakeholders by influencing both the demand- and the offer-side of climate friendly saving products at the same time:

Aiming for Impact Project

The project Aiming for Impact funded by the KR Foundation and the French environmental agency ADEME puts the impact of investment-related climate actions on the agenda. So far, most actions focus on requesting better disclosure of company activities, and are likely to have only marginal impacts on investment plans.

SEI Metrics Project

2016 saw the official launch of the SEI Metrics Projects providing a free and open-source portfolio test for listed equity portfolios. Over 200 institutional investors around the world have signed up to test their portfolios, including large asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies, banks, and sovereign wealth funds. Since its launch, over 2,000 portfolios have been tested for 2°C alignment with over $3 trillion in assets under management.


Tragedy of the Horizon Project

A key challenge to assessing long-term and climate-related risks involves what Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, called “the tragedy of the horizon”. Long-term liabilities and assets face a ‘valley of death’ in terms of the time horizons underlying capital allocation decisions in financial markets. As a response, we have initiated the ’Tragedy of the Horizon’ research program to quantify time horizons in the investment chain and elevate long-term risk assessments in financial markets.


Energy Transition Risk (ET Risk) Project

2016 saw the official launch of the Energy Transition Risk project (ET Risk), a EUR2.2 million project involving S&P Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Oxford University, Kepler-Cheuvreux, CO-Firm, I4CE, and the Carbon Tracker Initiative. The project seeks to develop the toolbox of energy transition risk assessment – reference scenarios for financial analysis including a 2°C scenario analysis, ET risk data, as well as financial models. The project is funded by the European Commission H2020 programme.


2° Invest Award Project

The International Award on Investor Climate-related Disclosures (2° Invest Award) is an initiative organized by the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea, the Ministry of Finance and Economy and the 2° Investing Initiative. The award is  designed to enable the fostering of innovation and promotion of existing best-practices in climate disclosure aligned with the requirements of Article 173-VI of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Law. […]

PACTA Project

The overall long-term targeted impacts of the PACTA project can be summarized a long two key objectives:

Financing a Sustainable European Economy

Jan 2018: 2°ii contributed to the final report of the EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainale Finance “Financing a Sustainable European Economy”. The full report can be found here.

ISO Standard for Investment, Financing and Climate Change (ISO 14097)

November 2017: The ISO 14097 “Framework and principles for assessing and reporting investments and financing activities related to climate change,” was proposed by the French standardization body AFNOR and approved by ballot in January 2017. […]

Out of the Fog: Quantifiying the alignment of Swiss pension funds and insurances with the Paris Agreement

October 2017: Our latest report of the PACTA project  “Out of the Fog: Quantifiying the alignment of Swiss pension funds and insurances with the Paris Agreement” analyses Swiss pension funds and insurances and was […]

Non-Financial Message in a Bottle: How the Environmental Objectives of Retail Investors are Overlooked in MIFID II – PRIIPS Implementation

October 2017: Retail investors hold significant amounts of assets and are therefore an important decision maker for the allocation of financial resources. Mobilising retail investors to take investment decisions in line with international climate goals […]


Our Theory

Connecting the dots between climate goals, investment frameworks, and financial policies

The financial sector (institutional investors, banks, and financial service providers) plays a key role in the reallocation of capital in line with 2°C climate goals. We call this mobilization and the related changes in investment frameworks ‘2° investing.’ The role of the financial sector in this mobilization can be mapped as follows:

Supplying investment capital to make the 2° transition happen: Financial institutions and policy makers influence the supply of capital for both ‘green’ and ‘brown’ activities through their decisions framework

Anticipating changes in the demand of capital: The introduction of more stringent carbon policies, new technologies, and the potential development of climate litigation will change the risk-adjusted returns of different financial assets, creating financial risk and opportunity.



The 2° Investing Initiative [2°ii – pronounced “Two Degrees Investing Initiative”] is a multi-stakeholder think tank working to align the financial sector with 2°C climate goals. Our research and engagement activities seek to:

  • Align investment processes of financial institutions with 2°C climate scenarios

  • Develop the metrics and tools to measure the climate performance of financial institutions

  • Mobilize regulatory and policy incentives to shift capital to energy transition financing



We look forward to starting a conversation with you and hearing your thoughts, ideas and comments! You can find all the ways to contact us below:

Paris Office
97 rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 42 81 19 97

New York Office
205 E 42nd street, New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1 (412) 726-6650

Berlin Office
Am Kupfergraben 6a, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 176 64 255 964

London Office
40 Bermondsey St, London SE1, United Kingdom
For UK queries, please call Jakob Thomä +33 659893211