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Aviva signs up to UN Net Zero Asset Owners Alliance Commitment

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Aviva has today signed up to the United Nation’s Net Zero Asset Owners Alliance.

The Alliance brings together the world’s biggest pension funds and insurers to commit to net zero emissions in their investment portfolios by 2050. We plan to align our investment portfolios with the 1.5°C target set out in 2015 at the Paris Climate Summit.

The future of our planet depends on the decisions that each of us take today and Aviva is proud to be part of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

Contributing to a more sustainable world is at the heart of our purpose.

We’re investing with sustainability in mind, are engaging with companies through active stewardship and have been lowering our footprint for some time now. We want to accelerate our efforts. It makes good business sense, and it matters to our customers, partners, and the communities we work in.

We will continue to make positive changes and are therefore proud to join the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.

Maurice Tulloch, Chief Executive Officer

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