1.5°C business leadership from the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

An international group of institutional investors representing more than 1.7 trillion USD has committed to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero emissions by 2050. The UN-convened initiative, called the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, shows the role investors can play in aligning with a 1.5°C scenario.

With long-term horizons, asset owners are acutely vulnerable to the systemic disruptions that climate change will cause in ecosystems, societies, and economies. They also have a key role to play in today’s emerging sustainable finance landscape, fostering economic decarbonisation and climate-resilience. 

"With over 1.7 trillion USD in assets under management, the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance plans to use its financial influence to drive progressive financial industry practices."

The Alliance is a recently formed international coalition of public and private institutional investors that seeks to leverage emissions reductions in the real economy down to the neutrality needed for climate stability. Alliance members will advocate for, and engage in, corporate and financial industry action, as well as public policies, to support the low-carbon transition of economic sectors, while considering associated social impacts.

The Alliance will regularly report on progress, including establishing intermediate targets every five years in line with the Paris Agreement.

The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is supported by the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative and the Principles for Responsible Investment in collaboration with the WWF, and is part of the Mission 2020 Campaign.

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