The 2° Investing Initiative (2°ii) was set up in 2012 with the mission to align financial markets with climate goals.
It has since become a pioneering think tank – with offices in Berlin, Paris, London and New York – on the integration of long-term risks and policy objectives into financial markets and regulatory frameworks.
Over the past few years,
2°ii has led one of the largest global research programmes on long-term risks in financial markets, working with over 50 research partners.
It developed the first scenario analysis tool linking financial portfolios to public policy objectives – specifically the 2°C climate goal – which is now applied to over $10 trillion assets under management across over 1,500 financial institutions.
A core principle of its mission is to reduce the transaction costs across companies, financial institutions and policymakers, while guiding financial markets towards the long-term future.
As part of its cutting-edge work, 2°ii co-initiated the first climate-related financial regulation in Europe – Article 173 of France’s Energy Transition law – which made climate change-related reporting for asset owners and asset managers mandatory.
It also co-started the Swiss initiative on reporting against the Paris Agreement – involving the majority of Swiss pension funds and insurance companies – and launched the first international climate disclosure awards with the French Environment Ministry and Treasury.
In addition, 2°ii partners with a number of financial supervisory authorities across Europe and the US.
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