Investments and Corporate Action

Companies around the globe have increasingly announced pledges to reduce emissions, align their businesses with the Paris Agreement targets, and speed up the transition to a low-emissions economy.

Below are major resources and initiatives in which businesses have been involved:

Standards and guidance
  • ICAT: the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) provides resources to support policymakers develop climate actions.
  • Principles for Responsible Investment: the PRI supports its international network of investor signatories in understanding and incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment and ownership decisions.
  • Livelihoods Fund: an investment fund that is supported by private companies committed to promoting positive social and climate impacts while offsetting their carbon footprint or improving their supply chain efficiency.
  • Science-Based Targets: an initiative that lists companies that have set science-based targets to reduce their GHG emissions. It also defines and promotes several resources for setting and committing to a science-based target.
  • Carbon Disclosure Program: the CDP runs a disclosure system for the private and public sectors (e.g., investorscompaniescities and countries) to better understand and manage their environmental impacts.
Working groups
  • Tropical Forest Alliance: the TFA is a multistakeholder engagement platform aimed at halt tropical deforestation associated with commodity sourcing, especially palm oil, soybean, beef, and paper and pulp.
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures: The TFCD aims to develop climate-related financial risk assessments for companies to inform their respective investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders.
  • The Consumers Goods Forum: this initiative has been designed to promote engagement and support retailers, manufacturers and associated stakeholders to collaborate on positive business changes.