Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR)


Name of initiative Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
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Starting year 2003
End year
Secretariat CERES, 99 Chauncy Street

Boston, MA 02111, USA

Organisational structure INCR is the North American arm of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change (GIC). It is a project of the CERES organisation. INCR Working Groups offer investors the opportunity to engage with their peers to share updates on key research, develop strategies, share best practices and advance ESG issues on a variety fronts, from corporate disclosure and performance to sustainable policy and regulations. Working groups meet monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly via phone or web meeting and are supported by INCR staff.
Geographical coverage North America
Name of lead organisation CERES
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description The Ceres Investor Network includes over 175 institutional investors, managing more than $29 trillion in assets, advancing leading investment practices, corporate engagement strategies, and key policy and regulatory solutions. Some of our key investor coalitions and initiatives include the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change, Climate Action 100+ and The Investor Agenda.

INCR is coordinated by Ceres, a non-profit organization that leads a national coalition of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and water scarcity.

Objectives INCR’s mission is to mobilize investor leaders to address climate and other key sustainability risks, while building low-carbon investment opportunities
Activities INCR has different working groups that offer investors the opportunity to engage with their peers to share updates on key research, develop strategies, share best practices and advance environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on a variety fronts, from corporate disclosure and performance to sustainable policy and regulations.

Some of those working groups are the followings: - INCR Policy Working Group - 21st Century Investor working group - Carbon Asset Risk Working Group - SEC/Disclosure Working Group - Investor Initiative for Sustainable Exchanges Working Group - Integrated Reporting Working Group - Investment Consultants Working Group - Investor Water Working Group - Shareholder Initiative on Climate and Sustainability (SICS)

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Funding, Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Financing, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Advocacy
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Participants Number Names
Members 175  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 175 Addenda Capital (Canada),  AFL-CIO (USA),  AGF Investments (USA),  Akaris Global (USA),  Alexandria Real Estate Equities (USA),  American Fed of State County and Municipal Employees (USA),  Amherst College (USA),  Arabesque Asset Management (United K.),  Arjuna Capital (USA),  As You Sow (USA),  Bailard (USA),  Baldwin Brothers (USA),  BlackRock (USA),  BNP Paribas Asset Management (France),  Boston Common Asset Management (USA),  Boston Retirement System (USA),  Boston Trust Walden Company (USA),  Breckinridge Capital Advisors (USA),  Brown Advisory (USA),  Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (Canada),  California Public Employees' Retirement System (USA),  California State Controller's Office (USA),  California State Teachers' Retirement System (USA),  California State Treasurer's Office (USA),  Calvert Research & Management (USA),  Capricorn Investment Grou (USA),  CCLA Investment Management (United K.),  Christian Brothers Investment Services (USA),  Church of England Pensions Board (United K.),  Church Pension Group (USA),  City of Boston (USA),  Clean Energy Ventures (USA),  Clean Yield Asset Management (USA),  CleanCapital (USA),  ClearBridge Investments (USA),  Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer (USA),  CtW Investment Group (USA),  Dana Investment Advisors (USA),  DBL Partners (USA),  Domini Impact Investments (USA),  Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (USA),  DWS Investments (Germany),  East Bay Municipal Utility District Retirement System (USA),  Encourage Capital (USA),  Epoch Investment Partners (USA),  Essex Investment Management (Unite K.),  EverHope Capital (USA),  Fannie Mae (USA),  Fidelity Investments (USA),  First Affirmative Financial Network (USA),  First State Investments (USA),  Florida State Board of Administration (USA),  Friends Fiduciary Corporation (USA),  Gavi Alliance (USA),  Generate Capital (USA),  Generation Investment Management (USA),  Glenmede (USA),  Green Century Capital Management (USA),  Grinnell College (USA),  Hannon Armstrong (USA),  Harvard Management Company (USA),  Hermes Investment Management (USA),  Heron Foundation (USA),  iX Investments (USA),  IFM Investors (USA),  Illinois State Treasurer (USA),  Impax Asset Management (USA),  Inherent Group (USA),  International Brotherhood of Teamsters Pension Fund (USA),  Investor Advocates for Social Justice (USA,  Jantz Management (USA),  Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility (USA),  JLens Investor Network (USA),  Jonathan Rose Companies (USA),  JW McConnell Family Foundation (USA)

KBI Global Investors (Ireland),  Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (USA),  KKR & Co. L.P. (USA),  Laborers' International Union of North America (USA),  Laird Norton Family Foundation (USA),  Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (USA),  Lord Abbett (USA),  Macalester College (USA),  Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (Luxembourg),  Macroclimate LLC (USA),  Maine Public Employee Retirement System (USA),  Makena Capital Management (USA),  Manulife Investment Management (USA),  Marshall Street Management (USA),  Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (USA),  Maryland Treasurer's Office (USA),  Massachusetts Office of the State Treasurer (USA),  Mercy Investment Services (USA),  Miller/Howard Investments (USA),  Minnesota State Board of Investment (USA),  Mirova (USA),  Montgomery County Employees' Retirement System (USA),  Moody's Investors Services (USA),  Morgan Stanley (USA),  Natixis Investment Management (USA),  NEI Investments (USA),  Nephila Capital (USA),  Neuberger Berman (USA),  Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel (USA),  New Forests Advisory (USA),  New Jersey Division of Investment (USA),  New Mexico State Treasurer's Office (USA),  New York City Employees' Retirement System (USA),  New York City Office of the Comptroller (USA),  New York State Comptroller (USA),  New York State Teachers' Retirement System (USA),  Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation (Canada),  Nuveen,  the investment manager of TIAA Oak Hill Capital Partners (USA),  Oregon Office of the State Treasurer (USA),  Orion Energy Partners LP Pacific Global Asset Management (USA),  Parametric (USA),  Park Foundation (USA),  Parnassus Investments (USA),  Pegasus Capital Advisors (USA),  Pennsylvania Treasury Department (USA),  Permian Global (USA),  Portico Benefits Services (USA),  Praxis Mutual Funds (USA),  Prentiss Smith & Company (USA),  Presbyterian Church (USA),  Princeville Global (USA),  Progressive Investment Management (USA),  Prudential Global Investment Management (USA),  Redwood Grove Capital (USA),  Reynders,  McVeigh Capital Management (USA),  Rhode Island Office of the General Treasurer (USA),  Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA),  Rockefeller Capital Management (USA),  San Francisco Employees' Retirement System (USA),  Seamans Capital Management (Germany),  Seattle City Employees' Retirement System (USA),  SEB Investment Management (Norway),  Service Employees International Union (USA),  Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment (USA),  Skoll Foundation (USA),  Sonen Capital (USA),  State Street Global Advisors (USA),  Steinberg Asset Management (USA),  Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management (Japan),  Sustainable Insight Capital Management (USA),  Terra Alpha Investments (USA),  The Bullitt Foundation (USA),  The Christopher Reynolds Foundation (USA),  The George Gund Foundation (USA),  The Lemelson Foundation (USA),  The McKnight Foundation (USA),  The Nathan Cummings Foundation (USA),  The Needmor Fund (USA),  The Rohatyn Group (USA),  The Russell Family Foundation (USA),  The Sierra Club Foundation (USA),  The Sustainability Group at Loring & Wolcott and Coolidge (USA),  Trillium Asset Management (USA),  Trinity Health (USA),  Trustees of Donations to the Protestant Episcopal Church (USA),  UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (USA),  Unitarian Universalist Association (USA),  United Church of Christ - Pension Boards (USA),  United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (USA),  University of California (USA),  Veris Wealth Partners (USA),  Vermont Office of the State Treasurer (USA),  Washington State Investment Board (USA),  Water Asset Management (USA),  Wellington Management Company LLP (USA),  Wells Fargo Asset Management (USA),  Wespath Benefits and Investments (USA),  William Penn Foundation (USA),  Zevin Asset Management (USA)

Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 25 September 2020 07:56:45

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