Author archives: AODProject

  • Clear majority of world’s biggest investors now take action on climate change

    26th April 2017 . News . Views: 3934

    Europe leads the field but most US and Chinese investors still ignore risks and opportunities of low carbon transition The world’s biggest investors are responding to the global commitment to tackle climate change and are rapidly scaling up action to


    26th April 2017 . Featured, Reports, Resources . Views: 4327

    The fifth AODP Global Climate 500 Index launches after a year of rapid developments in articulating the financial risks of climate change to the global economy. Climate risk rose further up the investor agenda in 2016. The Paris Climate Agreement came into


    25th April 2017 . Featured - Home, Interactive Map . Views: 6973

    Find out how the world’s biggest investors – superannuation/pension funds, insurance companies, foundations/endowments and sovereign wealth funds – are managing climate risk. Access the interactive map to investigate how the 500 top asset owners

  • 2016 Global Climate Risk Survey Reports

    13th December 2016 . Climate Risk Survey Reports - 2016 . Views: 2074

    The asset owners listed below have requested we publish their disclosure reports. Click through the link to see their full response to AODP’s 2016 Global Climate Risk Survey:

  • FSB Task Force v 1.0 just the very beginning

    19th September 2016 . Blog . Views: 2636

    “Events dear boy, events” was the famous quote by former UK Prime minister Harold MacMillan and has since been used as a paraphrase for every situation where planning and scope management are taken over by reality.

  • EXXONMOBIL – Investor Engagement Report

    6th September 2016 . Reports, Resources . Views: 2406

    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

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

    6th September 2016 . News . Views: 2963

    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

  • GLOBAL CLIMATE 500 INDEX 2016 – Insurance Sector Analysis

    21st July 2016 . Featured, Reports, Resources . Views: 2943

    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

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

    21st July 2016 . News . Views: 2654

    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,

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

    2nd May 2016 . News . Views: 9173

    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


    1st May 2016 . Featured, Reports, Resources . Views: 3900

    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

  • AODP Global Climate 500 Asset Owners Index

    1st May 2016 . Ratings . Views: 22941

    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,

  • AODP Global Climate 50 Asset Manager Index

    1st May 2016 . Featured, Ratings . Views: 2963

    AODP’s first ever Global Climate Index for Asset Managers shows the world’s top 50 asset managers are well ahead of their asset owner clients in their approach to managing the financial impact of climate change on investment portfolios.

  • AODP Country Index

    1st May 2016 . Ratings . Views: 3667

    The AODP Country Index ranks countries based on how well their asset owners are managing climate-risk, looking at the proportion of leaders versus laggards. The Index results are drawn from an assessment of the world’s largest 500 asset owners including

  • AODP Insurance Index

    30th April 2016 . Ratings . Views: 1738

    The AODP Insurance Index assesses the world’s largest insurance funds – rating them from AAA through to X grade – on how well they are managing climate risk. Note: The below rank and change in rank figures reference the overall position on

  • AODP Pension Funds Index

    30th April 2016 . Ratings . Views: 1405

    The AODP Pension Index assesses the world’s largest pension funds – rating them from AAA through to X grade – on how well they are managing climate risk. Visit the Global Climate Index for an overview of how all of the world’s largest

  • Survey

    30th March 2016 . Uncategorised . Views: 5668

    With the final recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published in June 2017, many asset owners and managers announced new initiatives in relation to climate-related risks and opportunities. Measuring the progress of

  • Avoiding the Climate Crash

    10th March 2016 . Context . Views: 3168

    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

  • What’s changed since our 2015 Index?

    10th March 2016 . Blog, Featured - Home . Views: 3676

    Over a year ago, we released our third Global Climate 500 Report. We found that close to 85% of investors were doing little or refusing to disclose their strategies, and only 2% of investors could calculate their emissions intensity. Meanwhile, the leaders

  • Asset Owners ready to pass on the pain to suppliers

    10th March 2016 . Blog, Featured - Home . Views: 3257

    Back in the mid 90’s, managing pension fund capital had to be a relatively peaceful job. They had billions of dollars under management but few customers or members seriously questioning how they did it and no true competitive market where customers walk if