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Report reveals Norway’s SWF climate risk

Norway’s 3496 billion kroner (US$582.7 billion) sovereign wealth fund could suffer significant losses in a range of climate-change scenarios if it fails to hedge its risk by investing in climate-sensitive assets, the release of a confidential report shows. Norway’s Ministry of Finance recently released an extensive study by asset consultant Mercer on the effects of […]
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Investors look to clean energy infrastructure

Despite clean energy public equity investments performing poorly in 2011, there are still attractive investing opportunities in the sector and strong investor interest in financing green energy infrastructure, a Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors report has revealed.
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DiNapoli: fund focuses on economic growth

Pension funds are “perpetual investors” and should promote long-term, sustainable economic growth through integrating environmental, sustainability and governance considerations into investment decisions, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says.
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Investors take strong action on climate risk

One year after a ground-breaking Mercer report into the potential impact of climate change on portfolio performance, more than half of investor participants have decided to include climate change considerations into risk management and/or strategic asset allocation decisions.
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Fiduciary duty to push for climate change action: CalPERS CEO

CalPERS chief executive Ann Stausboll told delegates at an investor summit on climate change held in New York this week that the fiduciary duty of pension funds should extend to issues outside the parameters typically understood as being directly related to beneficiaries’ financial interests. Stausboll said it is a fiduciary duty of investors not only […]
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