Asteria IM joins net zero asset managers initiative
As a responsible and impact asset manager Asteria IM is excited to join the Net Zero Asset Management Initiative. The goal is to decarbonise investment portfolios and facilitate increased investment in climate solutions to achieve net zero emissions, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.
We are part of a group of 301 signatories with USD 59 trillion in AuM that commit to:
- Work in partnership with asset owner clients on decarbonization goals, consistent with an ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner across all assets under management;
- Set an interim target for the proportion of assets to be managed in line with the attainment of net zero emissions for 2050 or sooner; and
- Review the interim target at least every five years, with a view to ratcheting up the proportion of AUM covered until 100% of assets are included.
Asteria IM has been created to use capital as an agent of change. Investments have an active role to play in the achievement of global carbon reduction targets. Committing to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is consistent with our core strategy and we are proud to join leading asset managers working ambitiously towards achieving this goal.
To learn more about Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, please see their website here.
Asteria IM signed the united nations-supported principles for responsible investment (PRI)
The PRI is an international global network of asset managers, owners and service providers working together to put responsible investment into practice. The principles, which are voluntary, aim to provide a framework for integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment decision-making and ownership practices.
More information about UN PRI here.
Sustainable Finance Geneva
SFG acts as a platform for dialogue and collaboration by facilitating strategic partnerships that advance issues crucial to building a sustainable financial system. SFG focuses its efforts on leveraging the diverse and varied expertise of the financial industry and international Geneva on “next horizon” finance issues.
Find out more about SFG here: here.
The mission of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) is to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a leading voice and actor in sustainable finance, thereby contributing to a sustainable and prosperous economy.
Find out more about SSF here.
The Global Impact Investing is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. The GIIN builds critical infrastructure and supports activities, education, and research that help accelerate the development of a coherent impact investing industry.
Find out more: here.
Operating Principles for Impact Management
The Impact Principles, launched in April 2019, provide a framework for investors to ensure that impact considerations are purposefully integrated throughout the investment life cycle.
Find out more here.
Asteria IM became signatory to climate action 100+
Asteria IM became signatory to Climate Action 100+, the largest global investor collaboration addressing climate change as a portfolio risk.
The Climate Action 100+ is an investor led initiative to engage systemically important greenhouse gas emitters and other companies across the global economy
Find out more here.
Asteria IM drives corporate environmental transparency by partnering with CDP
Asteria IM is proud to join the growing ranks of over 590 investors with more than US$110 trillion in assets and 150+ large purchasers with over US$4 trillion in procurement spend in requesting thousands of companies to disclose their environmental data through CDP. Climate change, deforestation and water security...
The TCFD, chaired by Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, provides market participants with recommendations to address the financial impact of climate change on their business. By increasing transparency on financially material climate-related risks and opportunities the recommendations promote more informed financial decision-making by investors, lenders and others.
Supporters of the TCFD span the public and private sectors and include national governments, central banks, stock exchanges, credit rating agencies, financial organizations and private sector businesses from a variety of industries.
Widespread implementation of the TCFD recommendations will provide investors, lenders, and insurance underwriters with consistent and relevant information to understand the economic risks and opportunities resulting from climate change. Increased disclosures in line with the recommendations across sectors and geographies will help global markets make more efficient capital allocation decisions and adjust appropriately to the disruptive effects of global climate change.
Implementing the TCFD recommendations provides companies with:
- Easier or better access to capital by increasing investors’ and lenders’ confidence that climate-related risks are appropriately assessed and managed,
- Better ability to meet existing disclosure requirements by reporting material information in financial filings,
- Increased awareness and understanding of climate-related risks and opportunities, resulting in better risk management and more informed strategic planning, and
- The ability to proactively address investors’ demand for climate-related information in a framework that investors are increasingly asking for.
For more information about the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, please visit www.fsb-tcfd.org
Find out more about CDP here.
Asteria IM joins more than 1,400 organizations around the world in declaring our support for the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
Asteria IM declared its support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), joining more than 1,400 organizations in demonstrating a commitment…
For more information about the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, please visit here.
Asteria IM is one of 587 investors with around 40% of the world’s AUM calling on governments to take action on the climate crisis
We’re one of 587 investors with around 40% of the world’s AUM calling on governments to take action on the climate crisis. By signing the , we’re speaking up together on the change we need to see before #COP26.
Learn more about this initiative here.
Throughout the world bees are pollinators of thousands of fruit and vegetable crops on which humans and animals rely as food sources. Bees, in particular honey bees, are one of the most important contributors to global food security. And yet, they are dying at an alarming rate. Diseases, mounting exposure to pesticides, and continued loss of habitat threaten bee colonies all over the world – and right on our doorstep. Without help, bees can usually no longer survive on their own.
That’s where we come in. Together with our beekeper, Odile Mermoud @La Miellerie, we actively help reverse the decline of the honey bees.
By adopting a beehive we make an immediate contribution to the protection of our native honey bee population.
As a sponsor of a beehive in Carrouge, we are sustainably involved in preserving biodiversity, food security, and bees.
Find out more about this project here.