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Credit-risk analysts weighing ESG

A PRI report finds that ESG factors are slowly becoming a bigger consideration by ratings agencies in bond markets. The PRI plans industry forums to make further progress.
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Improve human capital disclosure

When investors know how companies strategically manage and organise people, they can make better decisions. In the ongoing digital disruption, investors need such information more than ever.
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Norway reviews GPFG strategy

Norway is looking into whether GPFG, the world’s largest sovereign fund, should take on more diversifying assets and expand its tracking error. The fund’s ESG performance is also under review.
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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.
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Stewardship codes guide best practice

Stewardship codes have an important role in influencing company behaviour, so the PRI is pleased to hear that Australia is the latest country to ask fund managers to abide by a stewardship code.
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Future Fund focuses on technology

The lessons learned from embedding ESG risk management processes into the Future Fund’s portfolio can be readily applied to helping the fund improve its risk management for technological change.
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PMT builds equity benchmark

PMT, the $81 billion Dutch pension fund for metal and technical workers, will introduce its own bespoke developed market equity benchmark to help align investments with its ESG principles.
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OECD presents ESG stocktake

An OECD stocktake compares how different country's regulatory frameworks affect institutional investors’ approaches to integrating ESG factors into their decision-making.
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PRI: Assessing the ‘S’ in ESG

Policymakers worldwide are enacting laws and guidelines that give investors what they need to discover the risks and opportunities social issues present – and funds are already taking advantage.
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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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AustralianSuper touts appeal of ESG

As a long-term investor focused on providing good retirement outcomes to its members, AustralianSuper appreciates the importance of ESG issues as determinants of future success.
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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.