Brunel signs Net Zero Investment Framework

Brunel Pension Partnership, one of eight national Local Government Pension Scheme Pools, has signed the Net Zero Investor Framework (NZIF).

The NZIF framework provides a blueprint to be Paris-aligned and currently has 33 signatories representing more than $8.5tr in assets and was recently launched by the IIGCC. The Brunel pool company, together with Avon, Cornwall, Devon, the EAPF and Oxfordshire have all publicly signed the Paris-aligned commitment statement.

Faith Ward, chief responsible investment officer at Brunel Pension Partnership and chair of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, said: “It has taken enormous collective will to reach the point where investors can look to a common framework to deliver our shared climate goals. It is a good moment to stop and celebrate the scale of the opportunity that this creates. But not for long – the urgency of the climate crisis means investors and asset owners need to start using this today.”

The framework arrives in the wake of the governments of major economies announcing significant ambitions and new measures to address climate change. The framework itself generally represents a much longer evolution, but the shift in the political landscape means it comes at an opportune moment, especially as we enter the runup to COP 26 in the autumn.

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