Who is the 2° Investing Initiative?
The 2° Investing Initiative (2°ii) was set up in 2012 with the mission of aligning financial markets with climate goals. It has since become the leading global think tank – with offices in Berlin, Paris, London, and New York City – on developing climate metrics and related policy options in financial markets. 2°ii leads the two largest global research projects on 2°C portfolio alignment and risk indicators (Budget: EUR 5 million), tested by over 100 financial institutions, and engaging 15 research partners (e.g. S&P Ratings/ Dow Jones Indices, Carbon Tracker, WWF EPO, CDP, Climate Bonds Initiative, Oxford University, Kepler-Cheuvreux, etc.). 2°ii co-initiated the first climate-related financial regulation in Europe in the context of the French mandatory climate-related disclosure by investors (Art. 173). It also co-designed the Swiss pilot project asking all Swiss pension funds and insurance companies to report on a voluntary basis their alignment with climate goals, as well as launching the first international climate disclosure awards with the French Environment Ministry. 29 investors applied to the award in its first year, making it an immediate success.
The 2° Investing Initiative has three afiliated legal entities with a not for profit and non commercial approach.