Earlier this month the Australian fund, Rest, settled a case with one of its members, Mark McVeigh, who claimed the fund breached its duty by not properly considering the risks posed by climate change. Here, McVeigh's lawyers write exclusively for Top1000funds.com and explain the significance of the case for pension funds around the globe.
James Higgins, Ling McGregor and David BarndenDecember 1, 2020
Oxford University professors Richard Barker and Bob Eccles explain why they are calling for investor support for an IFRS Foundation Sustainability Standards Board, which would focus its efforts on the sustainability information most relevant to investors.
Richard Barker and Robert G. EcclesNovember 24, 2020
Encouraging investors to integrate impact into their decision making will be a key priority for the PRI over the next three years. The organisation wants its signatories to increasingly shift their thinking to incorporate risk, return and impact, says CEO Fiona Reynolds.
Sarah RundellNovember 23, 2020
A new Global Pension Transparency Benchmark – the first formal collaboration between Top1000funds.com and CEM Benchmarking - will launch in February 2021 ranking countries, via their underlying pension funds, on four factors: governance and organization; performance; costs; and responsible investing.
Amanda White and Mike HealeNovember 19, 2020
As geopolitical risks increasingly stalk developed markets, asset owners sifting through the noise for long-term trends believe a fragmented world is here to stay. We spoke to CalSTRS, OPTrust, PFA and USS about the impact on their portfolios.
Sarah RundellNovember 17, 2020
The reallocation of capital towards sustainable companies is happening in real time and will accelerate, according to Larry Fink who is investing in technology and people to develop systems that can prove “climate risk is investment risk”.
Amanda WhiteNovember 12, 2020