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OUR RESEARCH

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If you are interested in contributing or participating in one of our projects,
please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us: contact@2degrees-investing.org

2°C scenario analysis for corporate lending portfolios

In this project 2ii collaborates with banks to extend the existing 2°C scenario analysis framework to corporate lending portfolios including a road-test with participating banks of the methodology developed in the course of the project.

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

The project offical titled as”KliFin-Scanner” (Climate finance product scanner for retail investors and banks) aims to develop a non-financial objectives questionaire for retail investors. This quesitonare will allow retail investors to create their individual non-financial objectives investment profile, which can then be matched to financial products. The questionaire and the corresponding matching software will be integrated in a free-to-use information website available to all retail investors in Germany. They will open-source and be available as white label solution for integratino in bank own infrastructe. The project runtime is 01.01.2018 – 30.06. 2020.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:
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Discussion paper: Shooting for the moon in a hot air balloon? Measuring how green bonds contribute to scaling up investments in green projects

May 2018: This new discussion paper aims to pave the way for the development of a framework for assessing and moving forward the “contribution of green bonds to scaling up the investments in green projects”. The […]

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The impact of automation, AI, shared economy … on oil demand

May 2018: Our new working paper “The bigger picture” shows that under optimistic assumptions around breakthrough technologies, oil demand could drop by 50% in only 22 years. A combination of shared economy, 3D printing, autonomous […]

The Green Supporting Factor – Quantifying the impact on European banks and green finance

April 2018: In the context of mobilising policy actions with regard to sustainable finance, the European Parliament and Commission are considering introducing a Green Supporting Factor (GSF) or Brown Penalty (BP) for capital reserve requirements. The objective […]

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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.

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ABOUT US

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

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CONTACT US

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
For USA queries, please call Tricia Jamison +1 917 816 3856

Berlin Office
Schönhauser Allee 188, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30 44318588

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