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From shifting weather patterns, to rising sea levels, to extreme weather events, the impacts of climate change are being felt around the world, and there’s growing urgency for collective action on the issue.

Through the Public Markets group in our global asset management arm, Manulife Investment Management, we use our influence to encourage the companies we invest in to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and align their business models with the realities of a changing climate. We also partner with other investors and industry experts to tackle climate change on a broader scale.

In 2017, through Manulife Investment Management, we were a founding member of the Climate Action 100+, a five-year initiative that now includes more than 310 asset managers from around the globe representing US$32 trillion in investor capital. It is the largest investor-led collaborative engagement initiative of its kind ever assembled.

One of the chief objectives of Climate Action 100+ is to set new norms for engaging with the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. A consistent message from such a large and influential group of investors helps ensure that companies take more ambitious action to curb emissions, strengthen climate-related financial disclosures, and improve their governance of climate change issues. By late 2018, Climate Action 100+ had already logged notable successes among major mining and oil and gas companies.

“By working collaboratively with peer investors, we’re strengthening our potential impact on reducing systemic climate change risks, and realising the economic benefits of the low-carbon transition.” - Emily Chew, Global Head of ESG Research and Integration, Manulife Investment Management, and a Climate Action 100+ steering committee member.

“Our engagements are global and collaborative, happening in 32 countries across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America,” says Emily Chew, Global Head of ESG Research and Integration, Manulife Investment Management, and a Climate Action 100+ steering committee member. “By working collaboratively with peer investors, we’re strengthening our potential impact on reducing systemic climate change risks, and realising the economic benefits of the low-carbon transition.” 

 

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