Climate change has implications across investment portfolios.
Foundations, pension funds, religious institutions and others are concerned not only with the security of their funds and the prospects for expected investment returns in light of climate risk, but also with its impact on the world around them. The investment decisions made by institutional investors today, and in the near future, will play a crucial role in determining how society fares in the face of climate change.
Sustainable Development Goals
Our approach to climate action is closely aligned with targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13, “Climate Action,” which calls to:
Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning. (Target 13.2)
Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning. (Target 13.3)
SHARE’s “4-R” Approach to Climate Action
Reducing the demand for carbon-intensive energy is a critical part of shifting to a low carbon economy.
In the longer term, addressing climate risk will require shifting energy sources. In the shorter term, many environmental and social risks in the energy industry still require immediate remedies. We help identify these remedies early in the risk assessment process.
Shifting capital into low carbon sources, such as renewable energy infrastructure, green bonds, and retraining and employment for workers in resource-dependent communities, is a key ingredient for a just transition to a low-carbon economy.
Better policy and regulations are essential to keeping global warming at levels necessary to avoid the most disastrous impacts of climate change.
The METRO AGM is one of the first of the season, and the results ofRead More
January 11, 2023
New guide on corporate Climate Action Plans (CAPs) helps investors distinguish between real action and greenwashing
A corporate climate action plan (CAP) is a company’s road map to net-zero. CAPs, whichRead More
September 16, 2022
Our second climate lobbying benchmark builds on the 2020 benchmark, providing an updated analysis ofRead More
Climate Lobbying in the Canadian Energy Sector: Investor Benchmark of Oversight and Disclosure
This report analyzes 22 companies listed in the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index (TTEN) on their climate lobbying disclosure and found that all have participated in lobbying activities, while none have disclosed their overall spending.View PDF
Energy and Mining Investment: Assessing Accountability for Indigenous Rights in Complex Investment Chains
This investor brief outlines the types of indirect exposure to Indigenous rights concerns as well as key questions investors can ask about due diligence for independently-managed operations.View PDF
Canada’s oil sands tailings reclamation: an unfunded liability?
This investor brief examines how reclamation liabilities have the potential to impact expenditures, the value of assets, access to capital, and overall financial condition of companies.View PDF
Learn more about our programs and investor networks working to progress climate action