Investor Network on Climate Risk
The Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) is a network of 100 institutional investors representing more than $11 trillion in assets committed to “addressing the risks and seizing the opportunities resulting from climate change and other sustainability challenges.” Established in 1993, INCR has delivered over a decade of investor action on climate risk.
INCR’s mission is to mobilize investor leaders to address climate and other key sustainability risks, while building low-carbon investment opportunities. INCR now includes the largest institutional investors in North America as well as leading religious and labor funds, asset managers and socially responsible investment funds.
Ceres leads the Investor Network on Climate Risk, and under Ceres' direction, this vast network is combating climate risk in their portfolios by:
• Engaging with corporations on their business strategies to reduce risk due to climate change through stakeholder engagements and shareholder resolutions
• Calling on the U.S. and other governments to pass strong climate and energy policies that will spur low-carbon investments, new jobs and transition us to a clean energy economy
• Integrating the financial and material risks of climate change into investment decisions
INCR launched a 9-point Action Plan, endorsed by nearly 50 leading U.S. and European investors, which calls for a series of specific steps by investors to address the growing risks and opportunities from climate change. The nine goals include policy actions aimed at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Congress, engagement with companies to improve their disclosure and responses to climate change, minimizing climate investment risks and maximizing climate-related investment opportunities.
INCR members have invested over $1.2 billion of their assets in renewable energy and other clean technology ventures covering such technologies as hydrogen fuel cells, ethanol, geothermal facilities and advanced materials.
INCR also has persuaded more than two-dozen Fortune 500 companies to improve their climate policies, practices and disclosure, including leading oil, auto and insurance companies.
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