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.
The heat is on: Our four asks of policymakers at COP26
6 Dec 2021
Finance is finally waking up to the market failures that contribute to climate change. Now governments need to step forward with policies to incentivise action across the industry and drive the climate transition, writes Steve Waygood.
From carbon emitters to carbon cutters
2 Dec 2021
How an engagement programme with teeth can drive change where it matters most.
From real-world problems to real-asset solutions
2 Dec 2021
How real-asset investors must decarbonise to future-proof portfolios.
From meat-based to plant-based
2 Dec 2021
How shared goals and investor collaboration can support the transition to more sustainable choices.
From climate change to climate transition
2 Dec 2021
How looking beyond green credentials could accelerate a lower-carbon world.
From corporate reform to system reform
2 Dec 2021
How investors can reform markets and help combat climate change.
Climate action from an unexpected place
Discover some of the more unusual ways we're inspiring climate action.
AIQ: Cleaning Up Capitalism
To tackle the climate crisis, economies and markets need a systems reboot. In AIQ: Cleaning Up Capitalism, we examine what it will take to get us back on track to achieve net zero; from transforming the financial system and accounting, to decarbonising heavy industries and ensuring polluters pay.
Inspiring action through music
Created in collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, this piece captures the complexities of climate action, bringing the benefits of transitioning to a greener world to life through music.
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
So, you’ve set your net-zero target: What next? Practical considerations for asset owners on achieving net zero
27 Sep 2022
Asset owners are increasingly committing to net-zero emissions in their portfolios by or before 2050, but it is a huge and complex undertaking. What do asset owners need to consider as they start on their decarbonisation journey?
Patterns, partnerships and a Marshall Plan for the planet: An interview with Nigel Topping
21 Sep 2022
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for the COP26 summit in the UK sets out how the private and public sectors can work together to tackle the climate crisis and other systemic threats. Words by Miles Costello.
Ring the changes: An interview with Kate Raworth
16 Sep 2022
The influential academic speaks to AIQ about the flaws in traditional economic thinking and how her revolutionary “Doughnut” offers a fresh approach to solving the world’s greatest problems.
Moving mountains and markets: A new way to approach systematic risk
14 Sep 2022
A series of market failures have brutally exposed the shortcomings of Modern Portfolio Theory. However, market participants play an active role in markets; they are not mere bystanders. Understanding this could provide a better way to think about and deal with systematic risk.
The levers of change: A systems approach to reconcile finance with planetary boundaries
13 Sep 2022
Financial services underpin all economic activity, which itself depends on Earth’s natural capital. Resolving their interconnected issues to bring about a just transition will require a holistic, systems-thinking approach.
Inflation, volatility and net zero: The outlook for real estate equity
12 Sep 2022
Ben Sanderson and James Stevens from our real estate team discuss risks and opportunities for property investors amid changing work patterns, rising inflation and the race to net zero.
A tragedy of perception: Fixing the ESG blind spots in business, finance and economics
8 Sep 2022
A distorted sense of reality has caused us to disregard sustainability concerns when modelling economies, companies and finance. We can no longer ignore such material issues just because they are too hard to fathom. This is where systems thinking comes in, explains Steve Waygood.
Conflict, inflation and energy security: An updated outlook for infrastructure investors
6 Sep 2022
Darryl Murphy and Sean McLachlan from our infrastructure team assess how Russia’s war on Ukraine, fears over energy security and surging inflation have changed the prospects for infrastructure investors.
Redefining stewardship: Why stakeholder capitalism needs to wake up
31 Aug 2022
Asset managers and other financial institutions have a duty to act in the best interests of their customers and society. Macro stewardship will be crucial to meeting these responsibilities, argues Mark Versey.
Know your limits: An interview with Nafeez Ahmed
29 Aug 2022
Warnings that natural systems are close to breaking point are not new – but how will we respond? Combining what we know with existing technologies could offer a remarkable opportunity to rethink our world, as Nafeez Ahmed explains.
What does the data say? Real Assets in focus
26 Aug 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at some of the key recent trends in the real asset universe.
The burning issue: Avoiding ESG fatigue
25 Aug 2022
How can we face existential problems and stay positive? Abigail Herron contemplates simple steps to protect momentum and avoid burnout.
Strategies to change the financial system: An interview with Natalie Mangondo
16 Aug 2022
Can society reform the system that has enabled growth but simultaneously brought the long-term health of the planet into question? UN Climate Change High Level Champions Finance Youth Fellow Natalie Mangondo contemplates choices and change with AIQ.
Global equity income Q&A: Richard Saldanha on the outlook for dividends and growth
3 Aug 2022
The lead manager of our Global Equity Income strategy discusses risks and opportunities for income-seeking investors in a turbulent time for markets.
Long income, short ESG windows: Matching real estate long income and responsible investing timelines
2 Aug 2022
Luke Layfield looks at how real estate long income can help address clients’ ESG responsible investing objectives and how respective timelines for implementing change can be best aligned.
The AIQ Podcast: Taking stock of nature risk
15 Jul 2022
The idea that human actions are bringing natural systems close to breakdown, threatening livelihoods and financial stability, is making asset managers think harder about nature risk and the environmental dependencies in investee companies.
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.