Climate Action 100+ is today announcing strong growth in investor participation across Asia and Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), as the latest investor to join the initiative1. As the world’s largest single pension fund2, GPIF’s decision to join Climate Action 100+ adds further significant momentum in global growth of the investor-led corporate engagement initiative.
The total number of investors now involved in the initiative has now surpassed 3103, representing over US$32 trillion in assets collectively under management.
Asian investors continue to join the initiative, with six new signatories coming on board since late May, including Nikko Asset Management, China Asset Management Company, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation, Fukoku Capital Management, Resona Bank and most recently GPIF. They join existing investors from Japan and asset owners from Taiwan and Indonesia.
GPIF has long been recognised as demonstrating a strong commitment to the ESG agenda. Today’s news follows a recent announcement that it will allocate US$10 billion domestically and internationally, to passive funds tracking environmental stock indices 4.
GPIF joins Climate Action 100+ as a Supporter. Supporters fully endorse the goals and objectives of the initiative, while not undertaking direct engagement with companies.
Notes to Editor
- The Government Pension Investment Fund reports assets under management of around US$1.4tn.
- A full list of members is available on the Climate Action 100+ website here.
- See GPIF announcement here.
About Climate Action 100+
Climate Action 100+ is a five-year initiative led by investors to engage many of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters and companies across all sectors of the global economy that have significant opportunities to drive the clean energy transition and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Investors are calling on companies to improve governance on climate change, curb emissions and strengthen climate-related financial disclosures.
Climate Action 100+ is coordinated by five partner organisations: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC); Ceres; Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC); Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC); and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). It builds upon the collaborative investor engagement pioneered since 2012 by the four organisations that together form the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change. It also draws upon the leadership of PRI and its investor engagements across environmental, social and governance issues. For more information, visit: www.ClimateAction100.org and follow: @ActOnClimate100.