Video: Why we've signed up to the COP26 "Race to Zero" and what it means – David Neal
Our Chief Executive, David Neal, made a short video to highlight the actions IFM Investors is taking now and over the coming decade to target net zero carbon emissions across our investment portfolios by 2050.
We know that to get to net zero by 2050, we need to act now.
For IFM Investors, that means 2030 interim emission reduction targets for our infrastructure assets. And it means phasing out thermal coal. It also means seeking to increase the amount we invest in the significant opportunities arising from the
Our purpose is to protect and grow the long-term retirement savings of working people. To continue doing that, it is vital that we have a plan to mitigate the risks of climate change.
So we're proud to have signed up to “Race to Zero”. And I encourage you to sign up to.
You can read more about the United Nations “Race to Zero Campaign” here.
About the author
Joined in 2020
David is IFM Investors' Chief Executive, responsible for executing the firm's strategy and delivering strong results for IFM Investors' clients, shareholders and staff. David leads IFM's global business, with nine offices and four investment teams: Infrastructure, Debt Investments, Listed Equities and Private Equity. David joined IFM Investors from the Future Fund, Australia's sovereign wealth fund, which he joined in 2007 as its inaugural Chief Investment Officer before becoming the Chief Executive Officer in 2014. At the Future Fund, he established the investment team and built and designed the Fund's investment model. Prior to joining the Future Fund, David spent 15 years with Willis Towers Watson, where he started his career in the UK. He went on to establish and lead the firm's investment consulting business in Australia. As Head of Investment Consulting at Willis Towers Watson Australia, David led the team providing advisory services to the Future Fund when it was established in 2006.