Institutional investors managing $4tn in assets yesterday called on US lawmakers to enact strong federal legislation to curb the pollution causing global climate change.
Joined by a dozen leading US companies, the investor group outlined the business and economic rationale for climate action as they called for a national policy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions consistent with targets scientists say are needed to avoid the dangerous impacts of global warming.
Companies endorsing the Climate Call to Action include institutional investors and asset managers Merrill Lynch, and the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), as well as leading corporations such as BP America, Allianz, PG&E, DuPont, Alcoa, Sun Microsystems and National Grid.
Ceres believes that by endorsing the Climate Call to Action, investors and companies are sending a message that climate policy uncertainty and the lack of federal regulations may be undermining their long-term competitiveness.
‘Global warming presents enormous risks and opportunities for US businesses and investors,’ said Fred R Buenrostro, chief executive officer at CalPERS, the
The entire statement and more information on the climate call to action can be found here.