Climate change

Integrating Climate Change into Institutional Investment: Challenges and Opportunities



The OECD, through its Centre on Green Finance and Investment, is undertaking new work to identify emerging practices and key challenges faced by institutional investors to integrate climate-related factors into their investment decisions and portfolio allocation.

This new project is examining practical implementation challenges for asset owners and asset managers to integrate climate-related factors in their investment strategies, portfolios allocation, risk management and governance. It will also consider possible policy implications, and it builds on relevant OECD work, such as the 2017 report on Investor Governance and the Integration of Environmental, Social and Governance Factors.

The project is undertaken by the OECD, with support from SWEN Capital Partners.



Friday 8 June 2018 - OECD Workshop on Integrating Climate Change into Institutional Investment: Challenges and Opportunities (from 12:30-6:00 pm), OECD Paris.


Since Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's call-to-action speech, “Breaking the tragedy of the horizon – climate change and financial stability” in September 2015, and the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, climate change has steadily been making its way onto the agenda of institutional investors and financial policy makers and supervisors. Institutional investors are increasingly seeking to integrate climate-related risks and opportunities into their portfolios and investment decisions. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for institutional investors to integrate climate-related factors; various tools and actions are available, based on emerging practices and the recommendations of high-level initiatives such as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which are quickly gaining traction. 





For more information, please contact:

  • Geraldine Ang ( - Policy Analyst, OECD Environment Directorate and Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. 



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