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NY State Common’s climate plan

The New York State Common Decarbonization Advisory Panel, set up to advise the Comptroller, as trustee of the $209.1 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, on how best to mitigate investment risks stemming from climate change and maximise opportunities from the new, low-carbon economy, has handed down its report this week. It has clear lessons for all asset owners.
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Different ways to navigate risk

Institutional investors are navigating the different risks that can impact their portfolios in different ways, explained chief risk offers speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium in Cambridge. Arjen Pasma, chief risk officer at Dutch asset manager PGGM noted how risks span investment risk, counterparty risk, liquidity risk and ESG risk. Measuring ESG risk in the manager’s large allocation to private markets where each deal is scored on ESG and climate risk is particularly important, he said.
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A ‘Sputnik Moment’ with China?

Whither United States-China? Stephen Kotkin, Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University and adviser to www.top1000funds.com, discusses the changing nature of the complex relationship between the US and China and the struggle underway as these two large economies find their positions in the economic and technological hierarchy. So what should investors watch for?
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NZ investors act on terror attack

New Zealand’s largest investors are urging Facebook, Google and Twitter to take more responsibility for what is published on their platforms, following the live-streaming and sharing on social media of last week’s Christchurch terror attacks. They are calling on other global investors to act with them.
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Geopolitics: portfolio implications

For most investors recognising whether geopolitical tensions are a short term blip, or a long-term systemic shift is key to understanding how those risks inform investment decisions. Amanda White spoke to investors about the impact of geopolitical risk on their portfolios.
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Geopolitics: risk or opportunity?

The challenge around geopolitical risk is determining how sustained or long-lasting any particular risk is. Angela Rodell, CEO of Alaska Permanent sees opportunity in having a view of the world.
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