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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. […]
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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. The convenors are Stan Dupré (CEO of 2° Investing Initiative – commissioned by AFNOR) and Massamba Thioye (UNFCCC secretariat), with AFNOR acting as secretariat.
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 done in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters (SIF).
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 could be an important factor in closing the funding gap to meet emission reduction goals. The report’s objective is to formulate recommendations to reform the investment advice in line with Europe’s long-term funding needs. It is divided in three parts. The first part aims to provide a detailed analysis of the status quo. It starts by setting out the current demand for green savings products according to existing surveys. It then analyses in detail the prevalent structure of retail investment products with the aim to see if the current process is able to capture the demand. It concludes with an overview of how current trends of automatization and increasing use of Fintech are likely to impact investment advice processes. The second part provides a regulatory analysis of the MIFID II directive as well as the new PRIIPS regulation in order to assess the potential impacts that this new regulatory environment may have. The third part provides recommendations to public and private sectorstakeholders on how to better take into account the non-financial investment objectives in investment advice.
September 2017: This report seeks to explore options around integrating transition risk into mainstream stress-test scenarios used by financial supervisory authorities. It analyses options for integration into macroecononomic, asset-class and sector risk factors. It focuses in particular around the implications of considering the shock described in the “too late, too sudden” paper of the ESRB advisory scientific board (2016).