NZ Super cleans out its carbon

Investors are not getting paid for taking on carbon risk according to New Zealand Super, prompting the fund to move its global passive equities portfolio to low carbon.

Norges’ 1-stop shop for risk data

Norway’s Norges Bank Investment Management has developed a one-stop shop that puts sustainability and financial risks in one place for more comprehensive analysis of its portfolio.
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The ‘Divest Invest’ premium

A sample Divest Invest portfolio outperformed under climate-change modelling, when compared with a more traditional allocation exposed to fossil fuels and lacking tilts towards climate solutions.

AP3 explores equities and alternatives

AP3 looks to diversify its equity risk through an increase in alternatives. This story explores the evolution of the allocations and how it's tackling illiquidity and volatility.

RI integral to fiduciary responsibility

Investors, including ABP and EAPF, outline how they are putting their money where their mouth is with clear action plans to de-carbonise their portfolios and push for policy action on climate.

Pinpointing the price on carbon

World expert on climate change policy modelling says price of carbon should be $100 a tonne.

The impact of COP21

Investors responding to growing and changing risks can contribute to stabilising both the climate and capital markets in the coming decades.
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Climate agreement marks turning point

Days of intense negotiations at the long-awaited COP21 meeting in Paris have seen a definitive agreement emerge on climate change.
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Institutional investors get serious

Chief executive of AP4, Mats Andersson has announced that the PDC has far exceeded its decarbonisation target and reached the $600 billion mark.

PGGM halves CO2 footprint in investments

Ahead of the COP21 in Paris, the second largest Dutch fund with €161 billion ($160 billion), Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW), has announced it will halve the CO2 footprint of its investments by 2020. After an in-depth study with its fund manager, PGGM, the fund has decided its capital should be focused on companies that... Read more »

Why investors should de-carbonise

Regardless of moral and scientific arguments, the “risk of policy action” on climate change is enough reason for institutional investors to consider climate risk as having real impact on their portfolios. As an example investors at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Chicago Booth School of Business were told that investment-grade bonds in the coal sector... Read more »

Asset owners step up battle against climate change

Spurred on by its vocal student body and a rich ESG precedent it’s no surprise that the $91 billion University of California is leading on climate change investment. “We thought about our beliefs and realised that climate change matters because it will impact our investments over the long term. We can’t afford to sit idly... Read more »