Press releases and events
Contribution to the Paris Agreement: Connecting the dots between scenario analysis and investor targets
The 2°Investing Initiative, ADEME and CDP are co-hosting this GCAS-affiliated invite-only event in San Francisco on 11 September 2018, at which many high-profile speakers will discuss the financial sector’s contribution to the Paris Agreement, scenario analysis, target-setting and the need for evidence to back up green marketing claims. Agenda 11 September 2018
Global independent think tank the 2° Investing Initiative (2°ii) has appointed Simon Messenger as Director of France and UK to lead its engagements with companies and investors on climate scenario analysis. Stan Dupré, Founder of 2°ii, said: “We are delighted to have Simon on board. He will bring a vast amount of experience and expertise to oversee our expanding programme of work to align the financial sector with the 2°C climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Particularly exciting is that he will help to develop further our pioneering work on 2°C scenario analyses with companies and investors in response to the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).” Simon has 15 years of academic and professional experience in sustainable finance and sustainability reporting. As Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), he worked with investors, companies and regulators on the disclosure of environmental and natural capital information in mainstream financial reports. He also led CDSB’s work in relation to the TCFD recommendations. Prior to this, Simon was Head of Consulting at the Energy Saving Trust and a sustainability manager at PwC and Deloitte. He holds two first-class degrees in environmental and climate change science and was highly commended in the Young Sustainability Executive category at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards in June 2018. Joining 2°ii, Simon Messenger, Head of Corporate and Investor Engagement and Director for France and the UK, said: “This is an extremely exciting opportunity, and I am looking forward to [...]
2ii cited in the Financial Times today on the implicit 4°-5°C bet of mainstream indices for its 2D portfolio publication
October 26, 2015 - 2ii cited in the Financial Times today on the implicit 4°-5°C bet of mainstream indices for its 2D portfolio publication : "Indexers must warm to low carbon investing".
May 18, 2016 - 2°ii and Oxford Smith School report suggests new reporting model needed for climate disclosure - Read the article in Responsible Investor about our new report.
27 May, 2016 - 2°ii launches the first ‘Award on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures’ with the French Government. Read the article in RI here.
Allianz Climate Solutions and Allianz Global Investors have become members of the 2° Investing Initiative
14-20 January, 2016. Allianz Climate Solutions and Allianz Global Investors have become members of the 2° Investing Initiative. Read about in Responsible Investor, Next Finance (FR) and Altii (GER).
December 7, 2015 - "Accept the Climate Bet", an article by J. Thomae and M. Hayne showing the misalignment of mainstream equity indices with 2°C goals, in ESG Magazine.
December 8, 2015 - "What next for Bloomberg’s FSB task force on climate disclosure ?", an article by J. Thomae in Responsible Investor
Fabien Hassan, Hugues Chenet, and Pierre Chastroux on carbon risk and climate performance in “Private Sector & Development”, Proparco’s magazine.
Nov. 26, 2015: Fabien Hassan, Hugues Chenet, and Pierre Chastroux on carbon risk and climate performance in "Private Sector & Development", Proparco’s magazine. (Link)
Hugues Chenet in L’AGEFI about the SEI Metrics project in an article on “How climate themes lead to revamping portfolio models”.
May 28, 2015 - Hugues Chenet in L’AGEFI about the SEI Metrics project in an article on "How climate themes lead to revamping portfolio models".