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At the World Leaders’ Summit today at COP26, it was announced that the Natural Capital Investment Alliance (NCIA) has secured twelve new members, mobilising US$10 billion towards natural capital themes by the end of 2022.
Climate Asset Management is one of the three Founding Partners of the Natural Capital Investment Alliance which was established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales under his Sustainable Markets Initiative in January.
When it was launched earlier this year, the NCIA stated its aim to mobilise USD 10 billion – achieving the goal in just ten months.
The twelve new asset managers join NCIA Founding Partners Lombard Odier, Mirova – an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, and Climate Asset Management – a partnership of Pollination and HSBC Asset Management.
The NCIA members have plans to launch, or have launched, investment products aligned to Natural Capital themes collectively aim to mobilise USD 10 billion by the end of 2022. The themes range from direct investment in sustainable forestry and regenerative agriculture, through to investments in businesses that are supporting the shift to circularity as a key component of alleviating pressure on forestry, biodiversity, and ecosystems.
Climate Asset Management plans to launch two real asset investment strategies targeting USD1.6bn in aggregate for Natural Capital themes.
“We were incredibly proud to have been selected by HRH the Prince of Wales as a Founding Partner of the Alliance – and ambitious about the private capital we could mobilise for natural capital through the initiative,” said Christof Kutscher, Executive Chairman and CEO of Climate Asset Management.
“To have achieved the goal of mobilising ten billion in just ten months is more than we could have hoped for – it shows the significant momentum building around natural capital as a mainstream asset class,” Mr Kutscher said.
The 12 asset managers announced today as new members of the NCIA are 12Tree; ASN Impact Investors; the International business of Federated Hermes; Fidelity International; Fondaction; Foresight; Impax Asset Management; Kilter Rural; Posaidon Capital; Sail Ventures; Schroders; and SLM Partners.