Keva has for many years now been involved in promoting companies’ awareness and reporting of their environmental impacts through CDP. Long-term advocacy in our investments continues as Keva deepens its engagement in the programme this summer.
In 2018, Keva was involved in influencing, mainly in association with climate change, in the major polluters in which it is an owner. In 2019, Keva broadened its advocacy and included not only companies of relevance to climate change, but was appealing also to companies whose business entails risks associated with forests and water resources.
In 2019, we’re involved in requesting a total of 34 companies to report on climate change as well as on their use of water and forest resources. We broadened advocacy to encompass companies also outside our investment portfolio.
In addition, Keva, along with more than 450 other global investors, has issued an appeal to G20 leaders calling for action against climate change.
Furthermore, Keva has become a member of the largest group of investors working to stop climate change, the Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), and has now also signed the global Climate Action 100+ initiative. The initiative aims to influence the world’s 100 largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters, which account for two thirds of annual global industrial emissions.