First* asset manager from Asia to support the four areas
Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. ("Nikko AM") today announces its support for efforts towards commitment to the
four areas of impact (Investor disclosure; Corporate engagement; Policy advocacy; Investment) under The Investor
Agenda, for the global investor community to address climate change.
Nikko AM Representative Director, President & CEO Takumi Shibata said, "We recognise the substantial challenge that
climate change represents and are proud to be the first asset manager headquartered in Asia to support efforts to
address the four areas of The Investor Agenda, acting in the interests of our clients as a responsible fiduciary."
The Investor Agenda supports asset owners and managers to act to help keep global temperature rise below 2˚
Celsius, while calling for government implementation of
the Paris Agreement.
It does this through four main areas:
Investor disclosure - Commit to report annually on the
Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
(TCFD), the industry-led effort formed by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to manage the physical and transition
risks associated with climate change.
Corporate engagement Sign Climate Action 100+, to engage heavy greenhouse gas emitters to improve
governance on climate change, and reduce and disclose their emissions. In addition, support CDP's disclosure
Policy advocacy Sign the Global Investor Statement to Government on Climate Change, which calls on world
leaders to do their part to 1. Achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement; 2. Accelerate private sector investment into
the low carbon transition; 3. Commit to improve climate-related financial reporting.
Investment Publicly report on commitments and capabilities in the investment process, such as integrating
climate change into decision-making, and offering low carbon and climate resilient investments, to showcase
investor actions and build a baseline to develop further initiatives.
Nikko AM also joins the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), to collaborate with its peers on climate
change considerations particularly in Asia.
The Investor Agenda has been developed by seven partner organisations: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change,
Investor Group on Climate Change,
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change,
Responsible Investment (PRI), and
UNEP Finance Initiative. These organisations intend to produce an annual report on
the actions that investors have taken and on the outcomes that have been achieved.
recently launched its Corporate Sustainability Department, tasked to bolster its Environmental, Social, and
Governance (ESG) commitments both in the way in which it manages itself and how it communicates its approach to
investing. As part of this, it has established a
microsite featuring details on its corporate ESG commitments and
activities, as well as how ESG is embedded in the investment process.
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Based on Nikko AM research
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