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    EXXONMOBIL – Investor Engagement Report

    6th September 2016 . Featured, Reports, Resources . Views: 1445

    Climate change poses a substantive risk to global financial stability and the retirement savings of millions of people around the world. At the Paris Climate Summit world leaders pledged to limit global warming to a maximum 2ºC. Bank of England Governor and

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    “Hypocritical” investors breached responsible investment commitments to help Exxon defeat climate risk campaign

    6th September 2016 . News . Views: 1447

    Crisis of accountability as 1000 pension and retirement funds ignore member letters on AGM vote At least half of the world’s biggest investors breached their responsible investment commitments to help ExxonMobil defeat a shareholder campaign for it to

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    GLOBAL CLIMATE 500 INDEX 2016 – Insurance Sector Analysis

    21st July 2016 . Featured, Reports, Resources . Views: 1937

    Climate change poses a double threat to the insurance industry. It faces mounting costs from claims relating to the physical impacts of climate change and knock-on events such as the disruption of global supply chains. At the same time, the investment

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    Insurers lag behind pension funds on tackling climate risk, threatening financial shock

    21st July 2016 . News . Views: 1567

    Risk specialists ignore implications for their portfolios, putting trillions at risk. The global insurance industry is failing to rise to the challenge of climate change, putting trillions of dollars of investments at risk and threatening financial stability,

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    World’s biggest investors step up action to protect millions of pensions from climate risk

    2nd May 2016 . News . Views: 6311

    Report on institutions worth $38 trillion finds growth in low carbon investment and support for climate resolutions but little progress on stranded asset risk Climate change is rapidly moving up the agenda for the world’s biggest investors as pension funds

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    GLOBAL CLIMATE 500 INDEX 2016

    1st May 2016 . Featured, Reports, Resources . Views: 2442

    The fourth AODP Global Climate 500 Index launches against a backdrop of positive change. It is now widely acknowledged that to ignore the financial risk of climate change is a threat to investment portfolios and a growing number of investors are taking

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    AODP Global Climate 500 Index

    1st May 2016 . Ratings . Views: 12678

    The AODP Global Climate Index is the world standard for assessing the world’s largest investors on climate-risk management. The Index has been produced by assessing the world’s largest 500 asset owners including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds,

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    AODP Insurance Index

    30th April 2016 . Ratings . Views: 889

    The AODP Insurance Index will assess the world’s largest insurance funds – rating them from AAA through to X grade – on how well they are managing climate risk. This Index will be released later in 2016. Visit the Global Climate Index for an

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    AODP Pension Funds Index

    30th April 2016 . Ratings . Views: 575

    The AODP Pension Index will assess the world’s largest pension funds – rating them from AAA through to X grade – on how well they are managing climate risk. This Index will be released later in 2016. Visit the Global Climate Index for an

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    Survey

    30th March 2016 . Uncategorised . Views: 2592

    Climate change has become a central issue for financial markets. The global task force on climate risk set up by the G20’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) recently announced that it will make recommendations on how institutional investors, asset managers

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    Avoiding the Climate Crash

    10th March 2016 . Context . Views: 1392

    Even if tomorrow, a global accord was struck to radically reduce emissions to keep us to 2 degrees meaning a 90% cut by 2050 in developed nations, the locked in temperature increases would result in adaptation assets appearing in the portfolios of every

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    Investment Chain Alignment

    7th March 2016 . Context . Views: 1592

    From pension fund members and their funds, to the investment advisors, fund managers and research houses, there is evidence of significant inconsistencies in the basis of remuneration, the holding period of investments, the management of systemic risks. The

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    Active Ownership

    7th March 2016 . Context . Views: 1507

    The growth in active ownership has not only prompted many asset owners to review their investment policies and practices but it is certainly set to change the way asset owners engage with their members. Active ownership is providing a completely new

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    Low-Carbon Investment

    7th March 2016 . Context . Views: 1385

    The recent Carbon Bubble report showed that a mere fraction of the world’s fossil fuel reserves from the balance sheets of the largest companies can ever be burnt once the pathway to a 2 degree limited world has been established. To hedge or not to hedge

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    Risk Management

    7th March 2016 . Context . Views: 1588

    The fact that climate change risks are mostly long term, and carbon regulation seemingly far off in the distance, has the effect that these risks generally aren’t being adequately considered and planned for now. Ask any Chief Investment Officer what his

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    Transparency

    7th March 2016 . Context . Views: 1252

    The challenge with transparency for asset owners now is to accept that this principle is critical to both fairness, universal ownership and healthy competition and it should extend the application of this principle to its own industry. Transparency is at the

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    AODP Sovereign Wealth Fund Index

    6th March 2016 . Ratings . Views: 499

    The AODP Sovereign Index will assess the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds – rating them from AAA through to X grade – on how well they are managing climate risk. This Index will be released later in 2016. Visit the Global Climate Index

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    AODP Foundation Index

    5th March 2016 . Ratings . Views: 321

    The AODP Foundation Index will assess the world’s largest foundations – rating them from AAA through to X grade – on how well they are managing climate risk. This Index will be released later in 2016. Visit the Global Climate Index for an

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    AODP Corporate Pension Fund Index

    4th March 2016 . Ratings . Views: 785

    The AODP Endowment Index will assess the world’s largest endowment funds – rating them from AAA through to X grade – on how well they are managing climate risk. This Index will be released later in 2016. Visit the Global Climate Index for

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    CALPERS SETS BAR ON ANZ AS AUSTRALIAN SUPER FUNDS SCARED TO ROCK BOAT

    15th December 2015 . News . Views: 815

    Pension fund share voting flies against Paris climate commitments. As the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) AGM nears this Thursday, the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has revealed that almost all pension funds – including most