Paris Aligned Asset Owners is an outcome of the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative (PAII), which was established in May 2019 as a collaborative investor-led forum, to support investors to align their portfolios and investment activities to the goals of the Paris Agreement. PAII is coordinated by AIGCC, Ceres, IGCC and IIGCC.

The Paris Aligned Asset Owners initiative is delivered by the same four investor networks, which are supporting investors globally to implement the Net Zero Investment Framework 1.0.





IIGCC brings the investment community together to work towards a net zero and climate resilient future. We create change the world needs by unlocking investor action on climate change. We have more than 400 members, mainly pension funds and asset managers, across 26 countries, with over €60 trillion in assets under management. Our work supports investors in generating returns for clients and beneficiaries, which in turn provides financial wellbeing for future generations. Our team works with investors to create practical solutions that can make a real difference in tackling climate change – providing guidance and support on investment strategies, policies and corporate behaviours that have real impact and deliver change that the world needs.


North America

Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies and nonprofits, we inspire action and drive equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future.

Asia Investment Group on Climate Change


The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is an initiative to create awareness and encourage action among Asia’s asset owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change and low carbon investing. AIGCC provides capacity for investors to share best practice and to collaborate on investment activity, credit analysis, risk management, engagement and policy. With a strong international profile and significant network, AIGCC represents the Asian investor perspective in the evolving global discussions on climate change and the transition to a greener economy. AIGCC has 49 members from 11 markets representing over US13 trillion in assets under management.

Investor Group on Climate Change


The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) is a collaboration of Australian and New Zealand institutional investors and advisors, managing over $2 trillion in assets under management and focusing on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments. IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change.

Steering Group

Adam Matthews

Chief Responsible Investment Officer

Church of England Pensions Board

Akaash Sachdeva

Manager Responsible Investment

HESTA Superannuation

Andrew Kitchen

Senior Manager Sustainability & Stewardship

Royal London Group

David Adkins

Head of Investment Strategy

Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustee Limited

Dewi Dylander

Deputy Executive Director, ESG


Faith Ward

Chief Responsible Investment Officer

Brunel Pension Partnership

Liz Gordon

Executive Director of Corporate Governance

New York State Common Retirement Fund

Michael Marshall

Head of Investment Risk and Sustainable Ownership


Nathalie van Toren

Head of Responsible Investment

NN Group

Executive Committee

Kirsten Spalding

Vice President


Rebecca Mikula-Wright

Executive Director,
AIGCC & Chief Executive Officer


Stephanie Pfeifer

Chief Executive Officer