The Church of England Pensions Board led change in the mining industry by engaging with the issue rather than individual companies. The process led to the introduction of new standards on tailings dams.
Investing for sustainability impact is relevant for all investors and they should consider doing so where it can help meet their financial objectives. So argues a recent report, reflecting the growing legal infrastructure supporting sustainable investment. But there are still a few legal pinch points.
The €268 billion Dutch pension provider PGGM is leading its global peers when it comes to shaping 3D portfolios based around risk, return and impact. Piet Klop, head of responsible investment discusses the challenges of investing for outcomes.
Net zero objectives are not enough according to Professor Sir David King, founder and chair, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge University and UK government chief scientific advisor from 2000 to 2007 who urged investors to stop using fossil fuels which he says equates to borrowing from the future.
CPP Investments’ proposal for projecting the capacity of companies to abate greenhouse gas emissions can help corporate boards and executives better understand the least and most polluting elements of their business, and steer investor capital to industries with lower emissions, said Richard Manley, managing director, head of sustainable investing, CPP.
Asset owners reflect on the challenges of integrating the SDGs like problems aligning fiduciary duty to some of the targets of the 17 goals and the fact most of the capital going into the SDGs flows into listed companies in the global north.
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