Helping companies set ambitious climate targets


Our Investor Decarbonisation Initiative brings together institutional investors to encourage companies to set ambitious climate targets in line with goals of the Paris Agreement. The initiative delivers coordinated company engagement, promoting proactive emissions reductions at the rate required to avoid dangerous climate change. We want to give investors the tools they need to catalyse further and faster corporate climate action.

Why this is important and what we’re doing about it

Corporate leadership on climate change is essential in delivering the low-carbon transition at the scale and speed necessary to avoid dangerous global warming. While the majority of companies have some plans in place to reduce their emissions, current business plans often fall short of what is necessary to deliver the internationally-agreed goal of limiting global temperature rise to well-below two degrees.

Some forward-looking businesses have already recognised the opportunity and imperative to act and are using ambitious climate strategies as a driver of long-term sustainability, innovation and resilience. ShareAction is collaborating with a number of other non-profit organisations and a diverse group of investors to make this behaviour the new norm.

Our Investor Decarbonisation Initiative aims to unlock the power of the investment system to accelerate corporate climate action. Bringing together pension funds, charitable trusts and asset managers, this initiative mobilises investor support for science-based emissions targets and complementary commitments to renewable electricity (RE100), energy productivity (EP100), and electric mobility (EV100).

We would welcome any investors who would like to join the initiative and make public their commitment to engage with companies on ambitious and proactive climate action. This initiative builds on the success of ShareAction’s previous engagements urging companies to commit to 100% renewable electricity and join the RE100 initiative.

The Investor Decarbonisation Initiative is one part of a larger programme of work tackling climate change using the investment system. You can find out more about our other climate initiatives here.

Investor signatories

Aargauische Pensionskasse (APK)
Achmea Investment Management
Adrian Dominican Sisters Portfolio Advisory Board
Aegon Asset Management
Ashden Trust
Australian Ethical Investment
Bank J. Safra Sarasin
Barrow Cadbury Trust
Bernische Lehrerversicherungskasse
Boston Common Asset Management
BPL Pensioen
Caisse de pensions de l’Etat de Vaud (CPEV)
Caisse de pensions ECA-RP
Caisse de Prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève (CPEG)
Caisse de Prévoyance des Interprètes de Conférence (CPIC)
Caisse intercommunale de pensions (CIP)
Candriam Investors Group
CAP Prévoyance
CCAP Caisse Cantonale d’Assurance Populaire
CIEPP – Caisse Inter-Entreprises de Prévoyance Professionnelle
Congregation of St. Joseph
Dana Investment Advisors
Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise
Dignity Health
Domini Impact Investments
Ecofi Investissements
EdenTree Investment Management
Environment Agency Pension Fund
Etablissement Cantonal d’Assurance (ECA VAUD)
Ethos Foundation
First Affirmative Financial Network
Fond. métallurgie vaud. bâtiment (FMVB)
Fondation de prévoyance du Groupe BNP PARIBAS en Suisse
Fondation Leenaards
Green Century Capital Management
Hermes Investment Management
Impact Investors
Impax Asset Management
Jesuits in Britain
Jesuit-West Province of the Society of Jesus (U.S.A.)
JJ Charitable Trust
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
KBI Global Investors
Mark Leonard Trust
Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus
Mercy Health
Mercy Investment Services
NEI Investments
Nest Sammelstiftung
Pax World Funds
Pensionskasse Basel-Stadt (PKBS)
Pensionskasse Caritas
Pensionskasse der Stadt Winterthur
Pensionskasse Stadt Luzern
Pensionskasse Unia
Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
Prévoyance Santé Valais (PRESV)
Profelia Fondation de prévoyance
Prosperita Stiftung für die berufliche Vorsorge
Retraites Populaires
Stiftung Abendrot
Strathclyde Pension Fund
Terre des Hommes
The Health Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Trillium Asset Management
Triodos Investment Management
USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus
WHEB Group

Campaign resources

Investor Engagement on Corporate Decarbonisation and Science-Based Targets

The Investor Decarbonisation Initiative brings together institutional investors to encourage companies to set bold and credible climate targets. This briefing outlines the benefits of joining the initiative.


Investor Engagement on Science-Based Targets: Questions & Answers

The Investor Decarbonisation Initiative brings together institutional investors to encourage companies to set bold and credible climate targets. This briefing provides answers to key questions about science-based targets.


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Sonia Hierzig

Sonia Hierzig

Senior Projects Manager - Climate Change