Resources

Guidelines, webinars, websites, documents - explore our Climate Change resources.

 

Investor Engagement Guidance On Methane. Due to their climate and health impacts, methane emissions have drawn increasing scrutiny from the public, environmental and health groups, and global policy makers. Unfortunately, a dearth of accurate emissions disclosure, conflicting policy stances and variable operational quality of methane.   

On the Road To a Just Transition. On December 10, 2019, ICCR and the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard Kennedy School [IRI] hosted a convening that brought together faith- and values-based investors, investor-owned utilities, labor unions, and issue area experts.  

Methane Disclosure in the Oil & Gas Industry: Tracking the Impact of Shareholder Engagement. In the face of a warming climate, investors are increasingly concerned with managing methane-related risk in the oil and gas industry. Natural gas is often touted as a “transitional” fuel, yet methane is a powerful climate forcer up to 86 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in the short-term.  

Methane Emissions: A Power Driver of Climate Change. Natural gas, touted as a ‘clean fuel’, is composed mostly of methane, and when burned, is less carbon polluting than other fossil fuels. Released into the atmosphere, though, methane is a dangerous greenhouse gas and a powerful contributor to climate change.  

A Small Gavel, But it Can Do Great Things. With the swing of his tiny green gavel and more than a touch of emotion, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced a final, historic climate agreement and the close of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, COP21, on December 12th.    

ICCR's 2015 Climate Finance Roundtable. On February 9, 2015, ICCR convened a Roundtable that brought together investors, investment professionals, and leaders in climate finance to problem solve and brainstorm around investment solutions that will help accelerate the transition to renewable energy and mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. 

Banking on a Low-Carbon Future: Finance in a Time of Climate Crisis. This is Boston Common’s fifth annual study of how global banks are managing climate risks and opportunities. 

Invested in Change: Faith-Consistent Investing in a Climate-Challenged World. ICCR's white paper explains how ICCR members and other investors promote improved corporate practices on climate change.

ICCR's Insights for Investors Working for Bolder Intervention on Climate Change. How shareholder engagement can be used to drive corporate innovation in addressing climate change.

Faith-Based Statements on Climate Change

Divestment Alone Won't Beat Climate Change: Harvard Business School Blog

Policy Engagement Toolkit: Walden Asset Management and Calvert Investments' resource for investors wishing to engage companies about potential conflicts with their lobbying and political spending activities.

Banks and Climate Change: Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?

The Price of Denial. Investor actions to mitigate against the threat of global warming.

Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided. World Bank report on the devastating environmental and economic impacts of a too-warm world.

40 Years of Environmental Stewardship. A 40-year timeline illustrating ICCR engagement on environmental initiatives.

Investing to Curb Climate Change:  A Guide for the Individual Investor. USSIF's (The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment) Investor Guide on Climate Change.

Cleantech Redefined: Why the Next Wave of Cleantech Infrastructure, Technology and Services Will Thrive in the 21st Century

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report 

The International Energy Agency. A range of excellent resources on climate change.

 

Invested in Change

How investors help create climate change solutions.