Former US vice-president Al Gore told the Milken conference the world has all it needs to turn potential environmental disaster into the biggest investment coup ever - with the right approach.
Merely capturing carbon data doesn't do enough to inform asset owners about environmental risk but models and technology are emerging to do the job, the Smith School's Ben Caldecott explains.
Renewable energy sources are thriving as a long-term asset class, thanks to consumer demand from corporations, emerging technology and other factors. A panel of experts explained the appeal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Days of intense negotiations at the long-awaited COP21 meeting in Paris have seen a definitive agreement emerge on climate change.
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 »
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 »