How we got here

Climate Action 100+ was launched in December 2017 at the One Planet Summit, hosted by the French government. Since then it has grown into the largest ever investor engagement initiative on climate change.

HOW WE GOT HERE

Follow our journey from an initial meeting at the French Mission to the United Nations to where we are today.

September 2016

THE FIRST SPARK

The initial meeting that led to Climate Action 100+ was convened by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) at the French Mission to the UN.

September 2017

INVESTORS CALLED TO PARTICIPATE

A call for investors to join Climate Action 100+ is announced at the PRI in Person conference in Berlin.

December 2017

CLIMATE ACTION 100+ LAUNCHES

Climate Action 100+ is officially launched at the One Planet Summit in Paris, with an initial list of 100 focus companies and 225 signatories.

January 2018

ENGAGEMENT BEGINS

Engagement agenda and governance is established, and many engagements with companies begin over the following six months.

June 2018

MORE COMPANIES ADDED

Additional 61 ‘plus list’ companies identified by investors and added to focus list for engagement.

October 2018

WORLD’S LARGEST PENSION FUND JOINS

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF),the world’ largest pension fund, joins the initiative as a supporter.

January 2019

ASIAN ENGAGEMENT RAMPS UP

The Asia Advisory Group is formed to support engagements in the region.

September 2019

PROGRESS REPORT LAUNCHED

Climate Action 100+ launches its first progress report detailing the success of the initiative to date.

January 2020

WORLD’S LARGEST ASSET MANAGER JOINS

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, joins the initiative.

March 2020

INVESTOR SIGNATORIES HIT 450

Initiative reaches 450 signatories who are responsible for $41 trillion in assets under management, representing a 65% growth in investor participation since launch.

September 2020

BENCHMARKING LAUNCHED

The initiative informs focus companies that progress on key indicators will be tracked via Climate Action 100+ Net Zero Company Benchmark.

October 2020

ADDITIONAL FOCUS COMPANIES ADDED

The initiative adds a further nine companies to the focus list and removes two, taking total engagement to across 167 firms.

Progress Report

Climate Action 100+ is tracking the progress of companies against the initiative’s three asks through regular progress reporting and benchmarking.

View the report