About

The Global Standard on Corporate Climate Lobbying was instigated by investors to drive a step-change in the commitment of investors and companies to responsible climate lobbying. The Global Standard’s 14 indicators are intended to be applied consistently across all regions and sectors, with companies taking responsibility for the impact of their advocacy. Where there is misalignment the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, corrective action should be taken.

We acknowledge the input of more than 150 stakeholders from a range of professional backgrounds and regions who contributed to two rounds of public consultation on the scope of the standard (consultation #1 summary) and the draft indicators (consultation #2 summary). In particular, thanks go to the advisory group members listed below that provided expert input during the development process. The Global Responsible Climate Lobbying Standard is all the stronger as a result of this input.

AP7
The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)
BNP Paribas
Ceres
Chronos sustainability
Church of England Pensions Board
Influence Map
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)
London School of Economics and Political Science, The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
London School of Economics and Political Science, The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

The Global Standard on Responsible Climate Lobbying project was instigated by AP7, BNP Paribas Asset Management and the Church of England Pensions Board, in a process supported by Chronos Sustainability. The underpinning research built on engagement work that members of the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), as part of Climate Action 100+, have undertaken in Europe since 2018 to specifically focus on the issue of corporate climate lobbying. This CA100+ engagement work draws on the analysis of Influence Map and of the Transition Pathway Initiative, and is also being spearheaded by Ceres with a US focus.

The Global Standard builds on and acknowledges the work of all those across several continents who have been promoting attention to and action on corporate climate lobbying. Together, the investor networks that advised on its development call on asset owners and managers, and the companies in which they invest, to commit to embed the Global Standard on Responsible Climate Lobbying.

The time for action on climate lobbying is now: responsible@climate-lobbying.com