The Paris Aligned Investment Initiative is a collaborative investor-led global forum enabling investors to align their portfolios and activities to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Aligned Investment Initiative (PAII) was established in May 2019 by the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). As of March 2021, the initiative has grown into a global collaboration supported by four regional investor networks – AIGCC (Asia), Ceres (North America), IIGCC (Europe) and IGCC (Australasia).
110 investors representing $33 trillion in assets have engaged in the development of the Net Zero Investment Framework through the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative.
The Paris Aligned Investment Initiative enables investors across the globe in supporting a net zero and resilient future.
The international investor-led forum has three key areas of focus:
- Driving net zero investing commitments – by asset managers through the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and by asset owners through the PAII Net Zero Asset Owner Commitment.
- Supporting investors to implement commitments, using the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative’s Net Zero Investment Framework.
- Collaborating globally as the forum for AIGCC, Ceres, IGCC, IIGCC and the investment community to develop and support further practical approaches to enable Paris aligned investing.
Net Zero Investment Framework
This is the full version of the Framework. See here for a direct download.
PAII Asset Owner Commitment
See here for the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative Net Zero Asset Owner Commitment
This slide deck helps provide an overview of PAII and detail behind the Net Zero Investment Framework.
Portfolio testing report
See the accompanying portfolio testing report here produced in partnership with planetrics and vivideconomics.
Portfolio Climate Risk Management Case Studies
Case studies on evolving best practices
22 asset owners, with $1.2 trillion in assets, have committed to achieve net zero alignment by 2050 or sooner, drawing on the Net Zero Investment Framework to deliver these commitments.
These new and enhanced commitments are complemented by a number of asset managers who are already working with clients on net zero alignment. Many of these asset managers have already made net zero commitments through the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative.
IIGCC is grateful to the sponsors and funders of this initiative: