Climate Action 100 + is a five-year initiative for investors to mobilize the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gas to reduce emissions, strengthen climate-related financial informations and improve climate change governance. Participating engages investors to work with the companies they invest in to minimize the risks associated with global warming, and maximize opportunities to invest in green activities. Since its launch in September 2017, the Climate Action 100+ initiative has attracted 225 investors for a total of $ 26.3 billion.
To strengthen its shareholders' engagement system, the Group Caisse des Dépôts joined the initiative at the "One Planet Summit". Caisse des Dépôts also signed the Charter of French investors in favor of the climate during Climate Finance Day on December 11, which intends to implement joint principles - including principles of shareholders dialogue - to ensure consistency of the activities of public and private investors with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
The objectives set by Caisse des Dépôts in favor of climate action in 2015 are now overachieved : for example, the carbon footprint of its equity portfolio decreased by 27% between 2014 and 2016 (for 20% provided). Caisse des Dépôts is extending its commitment to reduce the carbon footprint by 20% to corporate bond portfolios over the 2014-2020 period. Caisse des Dépôts strengthened its involvement to finance the ecological transition, particularly through its green bond launched in February 2017.