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EAPF leads climate-change push

The Environment Agency Pension Fund is expanding its efforts to support a low-carbon economy and demanding that other asset owners and the entire finance industry ‘step up’ as well.

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.

Trump won’t stop climate action

Stakeholders of all stripes around the world – even in the US – vow to keep fighting climate change, despite President Trump’s decision to back the US Government out of the Paris Agreement.

Path to sustainable infrastructure

Researchers make a call to action as a study reveals that despite much growth in sustainable infrastructure, it’s still not a part of core allocation strategy for many investors.

Managers top owners on climate risk

The asset-management industry is still taking more active steps to address climate risk than asset owners are, an annual Asset Owners Disclosure Project benchmark report has found.

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.
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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.

OTPP advises on climate risk mitigation

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), an investor known for its advanced risk-management tools and processes, considers that the common tools available to investors to mitigate carbon risk for investors – portfolio carbon footprints and thematic divestment – provide incomplete risk management. The fund has suggested macro- and microanalysis is necessary to understand a company’s complete... Read more »

Empowering asset owners

Head of the global union movement, Sharan Burrow, has called on asset owners to “stop talking about constraints on fiduciary duty” and take the lead on the transition to a green economy. Burrow was part of a panel at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium in Chicago that told delegates the next wave of stewardship is not... 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 »

G7 agreement shows benefits of engaging policymakers

Fiona Reynolds, managing director at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) discusses why it’s in everyone’s interests for more investor voices to be heard between now and November before the world’s nations converge at COP21 in Paris.   The announcement that the G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of... Read more »