For current work on financing the just transition globally, see

Project objectives and activities

Launched in February 2018, this project linked investors to the broad array of policy, place-based, community, labour and business efforts to deliver a just transition and explored ways of empowering community and labour groups to effectively engage with investors. It provided a resource for leading investor initiatives and the foundations for long-term action by investors and others to ensure that the climate transition contributes to the wider Sustainable Development Goals.

Project delivery and funding

The Investing in a Just Transition project was delivered in partnership with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

The project was funded by the PRI and the Surdna Foundation in the United States.


Towards a Just Transition Finance Roadmap for India: Laying the foundations for practical action
Suranjali Tandon, Annapurna Mitra and Nick Robins
July 2021

Why a just transition is crucial for effective climate action
Nick Robins and James Rydge
September 2019

Investing in a just transition: Why investors need to integrate a social dimension into their climate strategies and how they could take action
Nick Robins, Vonda Brunsting and David Wood
June 2018

Climate change and the just transition – A guide for investor action
The finance edition of the Investor Guide to Climate Change and the Just Transition was released in December 2018.
A statement of investor support which investors can sign, can be found here:


The just transition: the emerging agenda for Europe’s investors
Nick Robins and William Irwin
August 2018

Why financing a just transition is the next frontier in responsible investing
Fiona Reynolds, CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment and Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
December 2018

The just transition comes of age
Nick Robins
December 2018

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