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 corporate reform to system reform
2 Dec 2021
How investors can reform markets and help combat climate change.
From meat-based to plant-based
2 Dec 2021
How shared goals and investor collaboration can support the transition to more sustainable choices.
From real-world problems to real-asset solutions
2 Dec 2021
How real-asset investors must decarbonise to future-proof portfolios.
From climate change to climate transition
2 Dec 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.
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
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.
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.
Investing in a just transition to net zero: A Q&A with Nick Robins
30 Jun 2022
Reaching net zero by 2050 will require significant injections of capital. But it is also an opportunity to rethink social relationships, as Professor Nick Robins explains.
Supply chains, painkillers and gene editing: ESG risks in pharma
29 Jun 2022
Reflecting on ESG risks in the pharmaceutical industry, Sora Utzinger discusses supply chains and counterfeit medicines, access to painkillers, and the ethics of gene editing.
What does the data say? Biodiversity loss: From horror to hope
24 Jun 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we explore the world of biodiversity.
ESG investing: Lasting lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine
23 Jun 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to ESG receiving widespread flak. While much of the criticism is unjustified, the episode underlines how many issues related to ESG are complex and involve trade-offs. Investment approaches may need fine tuning, especially if the geopolitical landscape continues to change so rapidly.
Antimicrobial resistance: Q&A with Dame Sally Davies
10 Jun 2022
Resistance to antibiotics is already killing millions. Professor Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, spoke to AIQ on the latest developments to counter antimicrobial resistance Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the UK and globally.
The AIQ Podcast: Investing towards a new social contract
9 Jun 2022
As life returns to some form of normality, governments are free to move their focus from COVID-19 to left-behind communities and delivering a just transition. This is important to secure long-term economic outcomes, but also comes with investment opportunities and risks.
Deep water: Ten threats to marine ecosystems
8 Jun 2022
Our air, weather, food, the health of diverse marine life and millions of jobs all depend on the ocean. But we have not done well as custodians of marine ecosystems. Here, we set out ten ways where human actions threaten the health of an essential environment.
Levelling up: Investing towards a new social contract
17 May 2022
As we learn to live with COVID-19, focus is returning to delivering a just transition. This is important to secure long-term investment outcomes, but also presents direct opportunities.
Life force: Why nature matters
12 May 2022
Growing awareness that natural systems are stressed or even close to breakdown is prompting asset managers to look closely at nature-based risks and investee companies to understand their environmental impacts and dependencies.
Back to nature: Why we must act now on the biodiversity crisis
31 Mar 2022
In an age of mass extinctions, policymakers, businesses and financial institutions are beginning to acknowledge the risks associated with biodiversity loss, along with the opportunities that arise from nature-positive solutions.
Power to the people: The moral and investment case for human rights
30 Mar 2022
Healthy and happy employees, consumers, and communities are all critical ingredients in a company’s long-term success. Investors have a key responsibility in ensuring the rights of these groups are respected.
Now for the hard part…..The challenge of delivering net zero
29 Mar 2022
More than one fifth of the world’s largest listed companies have committed to net-zero targets, but few have detailed roadmaps to get there. Mirza Baig considers the challenges for investors managing transition pathways.
Change diets, not the planet: The link between food and sustainability
29 Mar 2022
We explore how shifting diets can help create a more sustainable world.
Tough gig: How to improve the platform economy
28 Mar 2022
Companies operating in the gig economy have been subject to industrial action and legal challenges. Workers say they are being denied basic rights; platforms reply this is the price of flexibility. But there is a viable middle-ground which can be beneficial for all, including investors.
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.