In a recent stewardship update, BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, warned that it will support fewer shareholder resolutions on climate change this year because they have become too extreme and prescriptive.
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.
Rising inflation will make it more challenging to meet the £4 billion Cambridge University Endowment Fund’s 5 per cent return hurdle, said Tilly Franklin, CIO, speaking at Sustainability in Practice. Franklin oversees a multi asset, diversified portfolio that is managed externally. The fund has significantly outperformed over the long term (10-year returns are 11 per […]
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