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“Aggressive policy actions are needed to mitigate the systemic risks posed by the climate crisis to global economies and societies. Companies must ensure the corporate resources they use for direct and indirect lobbying are aligned with the Paris Agreement."
– ICCR Member Jeff Perkins of Friends Fiduciary
“The health, environmental and economic impacts of methane leaks are well-documented and substantial. Methane’s contribution to climate change and air pollution has significant health impacts for vulnerable people, particularly children and the elderly, among those whom we are most responsible to protect from harm.”
– ICCR Member Mary Minnette of Mercy Investment Services
“In order to avert the worsening impacts of the climate crisis, we must stop the expansion of fossil fuels. All major U.S. banks continue to finance billions of dollars for new coal, oil, and gas projects every year. Such financing undermines the banks’ net zero commitments and exposes investors to material risks."
– ICCR Member Dan Chu, Executive Director of the Sierra Club Foundation

Signs of accelerating global warming make it clear that controlling man-made GHG emissions must be a priority if we are to limit the most disastrous impacts of climate change. The longer we wait to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the more difficult and expensive our task will be, with devastating impacts on vulnerable communities.

ICCR’s Climate Crisis group works to identify climate challenges and opportunities facing the private sector. Investors collaborate to develop strategies to reduce corporate carbon footprints and accelerate an equitable and just transition to a green economy.

ICCR members seek to move companies in key industries to reduce their contributions to the greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for climate change. We do this by pressing companies for a phasing out of fossil fuels, and a phasing in of low-carbon, renewable energy sources. We also engage the oil & gas sector on the need for transition planning for a 2degree C or less world.

A just transition to a decarbonized economy can address the interconnected issues of climate change, racial injustice, public health, and economic inequity. Investors believe the transition must create an inclusive, stakeholder-driven economy, where those most impacted by the transition — workers and local communities — are central in its design.

Current Initiatives:

Through a combination of dialogue and the filing shareholder resolutions, ICCR’s members are pressing companies to phase out of fossil fuels, and transition to low-carbon, renewable energy sources.

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December 14, 2021 Craig Wanda
The 2022 Amazon Proposals Blog Advancing Worker Justice Climate Change and Environmental Justice Climate Lobbying Digital Rights and AI Accountability Freedom of Association Paid Sick Leave Worker Health & Safety

Our Impact

Norfolk Southern left its “clean coal” trade group

Duke set a goal to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050

67 %

of 2022 Paris-aligned climate lobbying resolutions were withdrawn for agreement.

57 %

of 2022 resolutions calling for adoption of science-based GHG targets were withdrawn for agreement.

11 %

Climate-focused resolutions won majority votes in 2023

Climate Change & Environmental Justice Staff Contacts

To learn more about our program, reach out to our staff:

Christina Cobourn Herman: Senior Director, Climate Change & Environmental Justice

Christina is responsible for strategic development and evaluation of investor actions in the areas of climate change and environmental justice.



Tracey Rembert
Tracey Rembert: Associate Director, Climate Change & Environmental Justice

Tracey is the campaign manager for ICCR’s work on Paris-aligned corporate climate lobbying.


(212) 870-2299

Pedro Glatz: Associate Director, Climate Change & Environmental Justice

Pedro works primarily on the Just Transition Campaign and provides some additional support for Climate Lobbying.


(212) 870-2317

Emmy Hammond: Program Associate, Climate Change & Environmental Justice

Emmy provides support and conducts research for ICCR’s Methane, Just Transition, and Climate Lobbying campaigns.



Climate Change & Environmental Justice Resources

Publications, blogs, investor statements, comment letters, webinar recordings and press releases related to investor action on climate change and environmental justice.


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ICCR Just Transition 2023 Roundtable Report

On January 18 and 19, 2023, ICCR hosted a Just Transition Roundtable to provide a forum for utility companies and a broad range of stakeholders to share their perspectives on a just and equitable energy transition. This report aims to document lessons learned through hosting the Roundtable as well as needs and recommendations shared by participants.

Leading Lobbying Practices to Drive 1.5C Policy Action

The need to reduce GHG emissions to limit warming and reach net zero by 2050 or sooner has never been more urgent yet climate progress has been hindered for decades by aggressive lobbying on the part of corporations (mainly in the oil & gas sector) and their trade associations. Because investors understand that corporate climate […]

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Banking on Climate Chaos

A report from the Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and others. Released in 2023

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Responsible Policy Engagement Analysis 2022

This CERES report examines the climate-related risk management, governance and lobbying practices of S&P 100 companies. It finds that the nation’s largest publicly traded companies are increasingly lobbying for policies that will help the U.S. achieve its commitments under the Paris Agreement. However, very few are publicly reckoning with the role of their own trade associations […]

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ICCR’s Statement of Investor Expectations for Job Standards & Community Impacts in the Just Transition 

As long-term institutional investors we recognize that the global shift to net-zero requires an unprecedented economic transformation that will impact industries, jobs, and communities. We call on companies, investors, and policymakers to ensure this is a just transition that supports a racially and economically equitable, decarbonized economy by prioritizing “high-road” jobs, respect for human rights, […]

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ICCR Letter Encouraging FERC to Promote Utility Sector Lobbying Transparency

ICCR letter encouraging FERC to promote utility sector lobbying transparency. ICCR’s comments were submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the Commission’s “Notice of Inquiry on Rate Recovery For Industry Associations And Utilities Engaged in Anti-Climate Advocacy Activities” (DOCKET RM22-5). Submitted in February of 2022 in response to FERC Questions 6, 7, and 9.

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World Benchmarking Alliance: 2021 Just Transition Assessment 

The World Benchmarking Alliance’s pilot Just Transition Assessment covers 180 companies across three sectors: 100 oil and gas companies, 50 electric utilities and 30 automotive manufacturers. These assessments look at the social elements of the companies’ transition to a low-carbon future. They are based on the companies’ publicly available disclosures, which are assessed against our […]