ABOUT US

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Who we are

The 2° Investing Initiative (pronounced Two Degrees Investing Initiative)(2°ii) is the leading global think tank on developing climate and long-term risk metrics and related policy options in financial markets. 2°ii coordinates the worlds largest research projects on climate metrics in financial markets, with over 40 research partners in the public, private, and philanthropic sector, and over EUR 3 million re-granted to research partners to date. As part of this work, we developed the first science-based target setting and 2°C scenario analysis tool for financial portfolios, applied by over 200 financial institutions and three financial supervisory authorities to date. 2°ii also initiated the first climate-related financial regulation in Europe in the context of the French mandatory climate-related disclosure by financial institutions (Art. 173), in addition partnering with the Swiss government on 2°C scenario analysis, involving two-thirds of the Swiss pension funds and insurance market.

Our research focuses on three key pillars:

  • Developing data, scenario, and analytical solutions and tools for measuring the consistency of financial portfolios and markets with long-term climate and economic trends, as well as associated potential financial risk;
  • Addressing the key barriers to integrating these solutions into investment and financing decisions, notably around the ‘tragedy of the horizons’;
  • Aligning financial policy frameworks with policy objectives, related to the efficient intermediation of capital and long-term policy targets.

Our team

Stanislas Dupré

Founder & Global Director

Jakob Thomä

Director

Thomas Braschi

Director France

Mark Fulton

Consultant

Anuschka Hilke

Senior Analyst

Michael Hayne

Senior Analyst

Emmanuelle Gauthey

Office Manager

Gabrielle Couderc

Office Manager

Nikolaus (Klaus) Hagedorn

Analyst

Laura Ramirez

Analyst

Tricia Jamison

Analyst

Clare Murray

Analyst

Martin Jakob

Analyst

Mélanie Keita

Intern

Hanying (Tina) Wang

Analyst

Taylor Posey

Analyst

Ivo Scherer

Consultant

Nils Blum-Oeste

Head of Data Engineering

French Board

The 2° Investing Initiative is directed by a board of administrators, represented by a bureau. Board members are affiliated with 6 groups (investors, issues, nonprofit organizations, public or government organizations and natural persons) each of which is represented by an administrator to the Board.

In France, the composition of the Board is the following (as of July 2017):

President

(Corinne Lepage)

Treasurer

(Stéphane Voisin)

Co-Founder

(Hugues Chenet)

CGDD

(Alexandra Bonnet)

AXA

(Sylvain Vanston)

CIRED

(Jean-Charles Hourcade)

BANK TRACK

(Yann Louvel)

US Board

2 Degrees America is directed by a board of administrators, represented by a bureau.

In the United States, the composition of the Board is the following (as of July 2015). The structure has been created in 2015. Board members are still provisional and will evolve soon.

Stanislas Dupré

Jakob Thomae

Gabriel Thoumi

Stephen Freedman

German Board

2° Investing Initiative Deutschland e.V. is directed by a board of four administrators, represented by a bureau.

In Germany, the composition of the Board is the following (as of July 2016):

Karsten Löffler

Matthias Kopp

Nicole Röttmer

Raphael Schöttler

Partnerships

Governmental organizations

IEA

UNFCCC

UNEP FI

European Commission

France’s General Commissariat for Sustainable Development (CGDD)

ADEME

Federal Office for the Environment

California State Assembly

California Department of Insurance

Financial institutions 

Unicredit

AXA

Bloomberg

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Hermes

Kepler Cheuvreux

S&P Trucost

Research, data providers, and consultancies

CIRED

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Mercer

Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE) at the University of Oxford

Universität Zürich

Stanford University

NGOs and investor coalitions

WWF

Climate Bonds Initiative

I4CE

CERES

CDP

Germanwatch

Carbon Tracker Initative

Swedish Society of Nature Conversation

Banktrack

World Resources Institute