Rewriting the future of investing
We're on a mission to create a climate of change. Because the time for action is now. Today. And because being passive is no longer an option.
From carbon emitters to carbon cutters, meat-based to plant-based. And from corporate reform right through to system reform. We're finding new ways to turn talk into action every day.
Plus, through active collaboration, we're setting out a pathway to become net zero by 2040, ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement target. Learn more about our net zero commitments.
Creating a climate of change
As investors, we hold responsibility for powering positive climate change. See how we're driving climate action forward for our clients and the world around us.
From carbon emitters to carbon cutters
25 Sep 2021
How an engagement programme with teeth can drive change where it matters most.
From corporate reform to system reform
25 Sep 2021
How investors can reform markets and help combat climate change.
From meat-based to plant-based
25 Sep 2021
How shared goals and investor collaboration can support the transition to more sustainable choices.
From real-world problems to real-asset solutions
25 Sep 2021
How real-asset investors must decarbonise to future-proof portfolios.
From climate change to climate transition
25 Sep 2021
How looking beyond green credentials could accelerate a lower-carbon world.
Climate action from an unexpected place
Discover some of the more unusual ways we're inspiring climate action.
Against our nature
Through visual design and simple but provocative messaging, Against our nature aims to playfully remind people of their part in the climate crisis and help them navigate the myriad of psychological and behavioural traps that lie in wait for them.
See change in action
Climate change is the biggest systemic challenge of our time. Discover how we're approaching climate action and supporting the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient world.
Turning talk into action
This webcast series aims to understand the change needed, inspire climate action and provide insight into creating investment solutions fit for the future.
From Net-Zero Ambition to Execution
Our experts examine the practical steps required to meet a climate ambition, drawing on Aviva Investors’ own experience in trying to deliver the most demanding net-zero target of any major insurance company in the world today.
Geopolitics and Climate Finance: Can capitalists save the world?
Join our panel of industry experts to discuss how institutional investors are taking action to drive change, and what we need from policymakers and political structures to facilitate the shift.
Paris, portfolios and preparedness
Investors are under increasing pressure to assess and report their exposure to climate change. Join our panel of industry experts for the latest TCFD recommendations, as well as the technical challenges of managing and communicating climate risk.
Our climate views
Grow the pie: An interview with Alex Edmans
22 Oct 2021
Interest in ESG investing is expanding at a seemingly exponential rate – and with it the risks of greenwashing only grow. However, there is still cause for much hope and Alex Edmans explains why he believes it is possible for companies and investors to create win-win situations for all stakeholders.
A fair COP: Why social justice is vital to climate action
22 Oct 2021
For too long, issues of justice and equality have been left out of the climate conversation. But policymakers, companies and investors are slowly beginning to acknowledge the social dimensions of climate action.
We need to talk about waste: Tackling renewable energy’s dirty secret
21 Oct 2021
Renewable energy has a vital role to play if the world is to combat climate change. But its widespread adoption comes with a price. As older installations come to the end of their useful life, countries urgently need to work out what to do with the waste.
The age of climate extremes: Crises, cascades and comfort zones
20 Oct 2021
The latest assessments from climate scientists suggest some geographical zones that have been lived in for thousands of years are becoming uncomfortably hot and fire-prone or wet and vulnerable to flooding. How will humanity adapt to new extremes? Rick Stathers assesses the evidence.
Cleaning up: Transforming finance for a net zero world
20 Oct 2021
To align with net-zero emissions targets, the financial system needs a radical transformation. Can it get there and, if it does, what should it look like by 2050?
Counting emissions and accounting omissions: The struggle to measure, monitor and manage corporate net-zero efforts
19 Oct 2021
Internalise the climate externality. That is the major task facing policymakers and corporate executives. However, this requires accurate measurement and incorporation into financial accounts and neither are straightforward.
50 shades of green
18 Oct 2021
With the noise and interest in ESG investing reaching levels that would have been unthinkable a few short years ago, much of the analysis surrounding it is becoming polarised. A more sophisticated conversation and debate is required, argues Mark Versey.
Law and climate: Using the legal stick to accelerate change
15 Oct 2021
Energy majors, cement producers, utilities and financial services providers are among the latest targets of legal action designed to make them move faster towards a lower carbon world. Could this be an inflection point, as the conversation turns to specific responsibilities rather than vague commitments to change?
Without a global finance plan, the climate moonshot will fail
13 Oct 2021
If the world is to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the international financial architecture needs far stronger coordination under a re-tooled OECD, writes Steve Waygood.
From outside-in to inside-out: Transforming finance for impact
8 Oct 2021
To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, finance must embrace a holistic approach to managing its impact on the environment. Eric Usher, head of UNEP FI, talks to AIQ about this shift in focus and the importance of public and private sector collaboration.
Disclosures, trade-offs and green premia: The future of sustainability in real assets
7 Oct 2021
The path to a sustainable future for private markets is full of opportunity but also complexity, as Laurence Monnier and Ed Dixon explain.
Actions and words: An interview with Dale Vince
6 Oct 2021
The prominent climate change campaigner and founder of green energy supplier Ecotricity discusses biogas, the energy crisis and the need for a shake-up in government policy to achieve net zero in a wide-ranging interview with AIQ. Words by Miles Costello.
What does the data say? Ice meltdown, unicorns and green pensions
23 Sep 2021
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical data themes, we look at melting ice caps, the rising value (and volume) of ‘unicorn’ companies, and the hidden power of your pension.
The climate wars: Why rising temperatures mean rising conflict
23 Sep 2021
With tensions set to rise further as disputes over scarce resources intensify, we look at the geopolitical, economic and investment implications.
Crisis or opportunity of a lifetime? Rethinking the future of the planet
7 Sep 2021
Will a world beset with challenges spin into catastrophic breakdown or spur humanity to change and reach new heights? John Elkington, widely regarded as the ‘godfather of sustainability’, contemplates the future with AIQ.
What does the data say? Climate change, real yields and live TV
27 Aug 2021
In the latest instalment of our visual series on topical data themes, we look at the latest IPCC report, the significant decline in US real yields and people’s live TV versus streaming habits.
Note: ESG and Climate related engagement, goals and exclusions can vary at the investment strategy and portfolio level depending upon country, jurisdiction and individual client needs.