4 01, 2019

A new year gift from the 2° Investing Initiative

Dear Friends and members of the 2° Investing Initiative,

We are launching a new excel-based tool that will allow financial institutions to define scenario-based targets for their portfolio allocation and engagement actions.

Financial institutions using the tool simply have to input their current portfolio exposure – sourcing data from the PACTA website or any data provider in the market – to figure out where their portfolio should be headed to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The goal of the tool is to support financial institutions in understanding science-based climate targets under the PACTA model and to apply them using a data provider and data inputs of their choice, independent of the PACTA online tool (Link).

As always, look forward to your comments, feedback, and questions.

Wishing you all the best for 2019 from the entire 2° Investing Initiative team.

1 11, 2018

Seine, sunrise and sea levels – A breakfast boat cruise on climate scenario analysis

The 2° Investing Initiative is pleased to invite you to a Finance for Tomorrow week-affiliated event:


Seine, sunrise and sea levels

A breakfast boat cruise on climate scenario analysis


When? Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at 7.45am for departure at 8.00am

Where? Embarcadere Quai de l’horloge – Boat: Henri IV

Since the Paris Agreement, demand from the investment community has been rising significantly to understand how their portfolios contribute to limiting global warming to well under 2°C. How much do their actions contribute to global warming or the mitigation of it? How aligned are their portfolios with the trajectories required by the International Energy Agency? A number of tools, initiatives and frameworks support investors, but how do they actually work in practice?

Come and join us for a breakfast boat cruise on the Seine to find out more about climate scenario analysis in real life and hear from industry experts on how they are tackling the issue.

Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner, and Leon Wijnands, ING’s Global Head of Sustainability, will discuss their own approaches to scenario analysis and some of their initial results. Simon Messenger, Head of Corporate and Investor Engagement at the 2° Investing Initiative, will present findings from our latest research and work, as well as discuss future trends.



7.45am Arrival of guests

8.00am Departure of boat and breakfast

8.15am Scenario analysis and real-life application:

1) Scenario analysis in practice

State of California: Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner

2) Scenario analysis in practice

Project Terra: Leon Wijnands, ING’s Global Head of Sustainability

3) Presentation of research, findings and PACTA tool

Simon Messenger, Director, 2° Investing Initiative

9.00am Networking

9.30am Return to Pont Neuf

Let us know if you need any help in getting back to the Climate Finance Day venue.


I will attend this event


We look forward to seeing you in Paris.

Your 2° Investing Initiative Team


This conference is part of the official programme of Finance for Tomorrow week.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Life programme under grant agreement LIFE16/GIC/FR/000061

You can reach us at:

30 10, 2018

Can low-carbon benchmarks save the planet?

As a follow-up to the EU’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth, the European Commission has published a legislative proposal on low-carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks.

The 2° Investing Initiative and WWF are hosting an event to bring together market experts and policymakers to discuss the best way forward to shape the benchmark regulation and contribute to climate mitigation in Brussels on 26 November 2018.

The event is by invitation only. The agenda can be found here.

2 10, 2018

Webinar recording on climate scenario analysis and our PACTA tool

A recording of the webinar from 8 October 2018, in which you can hear from the Principles for Responsible Investment, the Insurance Commissioner of California and us about climate scenario analysis and the PACTA tool we have developed to assess the alignment of investor portfolios with the goals of the Paris Agreement, is now available here.

12 06, 2017

Lighting the way to best practice – Climate reporting case studies

May 12th, 2017: The guide  “Lighting the way to best practice” gives an overview of the best practices in applying the Article 173-VI of the Energy Transition for Green Growth Law. (more…)

12 06, 2017

California Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed Senate bill 560

Apr. 25 2017 – On April 25th,  the California Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee passed Senate bill 560 (SB -560) requesting CalPERS and CalSTRS, the two largest public pension funds in the US, (more…)

12 06, 2017

Launch of Asset-level Data Initiative (ADI)

Apr. 07 2017 – Oxford University Sustainable Finance Program, 2°ii, CDP, and Stanford University were  jointly launching the Asset-Level Data Initiative (ADI) (Link). ADI is non-commercial research-based initiative to support the bringing together of existing asset-level data with new sources of data.  (more…)

12 06, 2017

Invitation: 2nd webinar introducing the new ISO Standard on climate and the finance sector

Mar. 23th 2017 – 2° Investing Initiative invited those that missed the first webinar on ISO 14097 (Link) to a second introductory webinar, which took place on Thursday, March 23th at 6pm EDT (March 24th at 9am AEDT). (more…)