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.
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):
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.