CDPQ, Sarasin and SURA join Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition: Members now oversee more than US$800 billion in decarbonization strategies

12 December, 2017 In the latest demonstration of institutional investors’ commitment to taking action on climate change, asset owner La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), as well as asset managers Sarasin and Partners and Latin America-based SURA Asset Management have today joined the United Nations’ […]

New York State Pension Fund joins Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition

In the latest demonstration of institutional asset owners’ commitment to climate action, New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third largest public pension fund in the US with $184.5 billion in assets, has joined the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition. The Common Retirement Fund is the first major US pension fund to […]

Latest annual report: 27 investors representing over $600bn in decarbonization commitments detail progress made

The second annual progress report from the Porfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), provides an introduction to the coalition and an overview of the decarbonization approaches and strategies of its members. It reflects on the experiences of members, and offers suggestions on how governments, investors and the PDC can accelerate […]

Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, SWF RI and Trucost announce research prize winner

Stanford and Yonsei Universities to receive €12,500 grant and free access to Trucost data New research into the benefits of low-carbon investing is being supported by the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, the Sovereign Wealth Fund Research Initiative and Trucost through a prize awarded at the UN Environment Programme Finance […]

New member update: UK-based WHEB Asset Management joins Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition

London-based WHEB Asset Management is the latest investment manager to sign up to the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition. “Asset managers and financial markets increasingly realise that tackling climate change creates quality growth opportunities whilst helping to reduce systemic risks to the global economy,” said George Latham, Managing Partner of […]

Sustainable Investment Forum

20 September 2016 | New York, NY, USA The Sustainable Investment Forum, organized by Climate Action, will unite 300 stakeholders from national and regional government, international finance, private industry and carbon management sectors for a day of high level discussion and debate during New York Climate Week. UNEPFI […]

PDC to award research prize on aligning investment portfolios with a low carbon economy

Aligning Investment Portfolios with a Low Carbon Economy A Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition Prize supported by Trucost and SWF RI Research grant details: A €12,500 grant 2 years access to theTrucost academic platform, To be awarded at the UNEP FI Global Roundtable in Dubai, October 25, 2016 Background Investors […]

PDC-MCP Webinar: From Measurement to Action

On February 25, 2016, the PDC and Montreal Carbon Pledge co-hosted their first webinar, designed to assist asset owners and investment managers in responding to beneficiary and client interest in climate change. It looked at how investors can use portfolio carbon footprinting and other risk analysis to inform […]

Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition now overseeing decarbonization of $600bn Assets Under Management

7 December 2015, Paris. Today at COP 21, the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC) announces its latest members, two of the world’s largest institutional investors, Allianz and ABP. PDC now convenes 25 investors overseeing the decarbonization of $600 billion in Assets under Management, surpassing the PDC target of $100bn. […]

CEO of AP4 Mats Andersson, co-founder of PDC, presents at COP 21 Action Day Plenary

CEO of AP4 Mats Andersson, one of the co-founders of the PDC, presents at the COP 21 Action Day plenary and announces that PDC has far exceeded its decarbonization target and reached the $600bn mark. Other speakers at the plenary included actor Sean Penn, former Vice President Al […]