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Author archives: AODProject

  • AODP CALLS FOR EXTENSIVE CLIMATE RISK DISCLOSURE AHEAD OF PARIS COP21 TALKS

    1st October 2015 . News . Views: 1120

    With non-state actors emerging as the key to the credibility of forthcoming Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris, the world’s largest investors must commit to total transparency in the next Asset Owners Disclosure Project’s (AODP) Global Climate

  • Digging Deeper

    11th September 2015 . Reports, Resources . Views: 1433

    The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) provides insights into the detailed data behind the 2015 AODP Global Climate 500 Index. With the UNFCCC COP21 meeting in Paris nearly upon us, the economic and financial implications of climate change are coming to

  • AODP DIGS DEEPER INTO 2015 GLOBAL CLIMATE 500 INDEX

    11th September 2015 . News . Views: 1325

    The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) provides insights into the detailed data behind the 2015 AODP Global Climate 500 Index. With the UNFCCC COP21 meeting in Paris nearly upon us, the economic and financial implications of climate change are coming to

  • HELP SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE? APTITUDE FOR FINANCE? WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    15th August 2015 . Blog . Views: 3053

    Volunteer Investment Ratings Analyst.  A unique opportunity to be part of the world’s only project for rating asset owners’ long-term climate risk management: AODP’s 2016 Global Climate Index. About the Asset Owners Disclosure Project The

  • D-RATED OXFORD SCANT ON DETAIL IN ‘DIVESTMENT’ STATEMENT

    20th May 2015 . News . Views: 1030

    University’s vague climate action pulls the wool over the world’s eyes. Oxford University’s ruling against future inclusion of coal and tar sands in its multi-billion pound endowment fund amounts to little in a sector crying out for rigorous

  • GLOBAL FINANCE NGOS UNITE TO PUSH PENSION FUND SUPPORT FOR CHEVRON CARBON-ASSETS RESOLUTION

    13th May 2015 . News . Views: 1358

    AODP, SumOfUs launch Vote Your Pension platform to focus action on single company. Non-profit organizations working in the finance arena are collaborating on a unique global campaign to pressure the world’s largest investors to support a shareholder

  • NGOs challenge pension funds to fulfil legal duties on climate risk

    27th April 2015 . News . Views: 999

    The legal duties of pension funds to assess and manage climate change risk is the subject of a new ground-breaking project by two leading NGOs. ClientEarth and the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) have teamed up to launch the Climate and Pensions Legal

  • Scandinavian asset owners perform exceptionaly well

    27th April 2015 . News . Views: 939

    Scandinavian asset owners perform exceptionaly well Norway leads country ranking: SWF highest rated Some of the world’s largest and best known investors continue to make a big gamble on accelerating climate change by investing in heavily carbon-exposed

  • UK ranks tenth globally; 27 UK pension funds among the laggards

    27th April 2015 . News . Views: 924

    Some of the world’s largest and best known investors continue to make a big gamble on accelerating climate change by investing in heavily carbon-exposed assets, while only a small minority are blazing a trail to a safer, low-carbon world. The third annual

  • ABP, PFZW make the top 10 ranked asset managers

    27th April 2015 . News . Views: 1137

    Some of the world’s largest and best known investors continue to make a big gamble on accelerating climate change by investing in heavily carbon-exposed assets, while only a small minority are blazing a trail to a safer, low-carbon world. The third annual

  • Global Climate Index 2015

    27th April 2015 . Resources . Views: 1274

    Some of the world’s largest and best known investors continue to make a big gamble on accelerating climate change by investing in heavily carbon-exposed assets, while only a small minority are blazing a trail to a safer, low-carbon world. The AODP Global

  • WORLD’S LARGEST INVESTORS CONTINUE TO GAMBLE ON CLIMATE RISK

    27th April 2015 . News . Views: 2661

    Laggard funds rely on short-term markets to manage long-term risk. Top-rated funds blaze a trail to zero-carbon world. AODP has subsequently released a detailed analysis of the 2015 Global Climate 500 Index in a new report entitled Digging Deeper. You can

  • Vote Your Pension

    20th April 2015 . Resources . Views: 1092

    Vote Your Pension is the world’s largest global shareholder engagement campaign. We’re calling on people everywhere to make themselves heard at the annual meetings of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. Our first engagement was the Chevron annual

  • AODP praises USyd’s risk-based divestment; gauntlet thrown down to sector laggards

    11th February 2015 . News . Views: 944

    The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has welcomed news that the University of Sydney (USyd) will begin the process of decarbonising its portfolio, but urged USyd to be more transparent and show leadership to other universities. “This is

  • Global University Index 2014-15

    28th January 2015 . Resources . Views: 1127

    Since 2012, the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has ranked and rated the largest 1000 asset owners on how they manage climate risk in their investment portfolios. 2015 marks the first time the AODP has created a spin-off index, which focuses

  • US Midwest pension funds risking members savings and livelihoods with high carbon exposure

    27th January 2015 . News . Views: 965

    The second Risky Business report (Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest), released last Friday, warned that unchecked climate change will result in extreme heat and adverse impacts on agriculture, manufacturing and labour

  • Universities receive ‘fail’ on climate change risk

    27th January 2015 . News . Views: 818

    The AODP has found a shocking lack of transparency and preparedness for climate change risk, with 98 percent of universities doing little to nothing about the financial implications of the transition to the low-carbon economy. Almost all universities invited

  • AODP calls for real investor action from UN Summit

    4th October 2014 . News . Views: 976

    LONDON: The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), an organisation that rates large funds on management of climate risk, has today formally asked over 1000 asset owners to reveal how they govern their exposure after major pledges by investors at the UN

  • YOUR PENSION IS DESTROYING THE PLANET

    1st September 2014 . Blog . Views: 3507

    Australia’s economy depends on coal, & around 55% of your superannuation is invested in high-carbon, high-risk assets. Our political system looks incapable of dealing with climate change – but can we trust our financial institutions to do better?

  • MOST US PENSION FUNDS SILENT AS WALL STREET APPROACHES ‘SUB-CLIME’ CRISIS

    27th April 2014 . News . Views: 1038

    US funds driving leadership pack to create low-carbon transition. Partisan Congress won’t save retirement savings from climate change. Some of the world’s largest and best known investors continue to make a big gamble on accelerating climate change