“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.
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 were accelerating in their preparedness,
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 they don’t like the service. It
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 AODP is an independent global
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? Dr John Hewson, Chair of the Asset
What happens when engagement with oil companies hits a climate change reality check? Some ideas are so bizarre that they have to be taken seriously. I have attended several investment conferences where intelligent and experienced investment minds have turned their attention to the challenge of
The landscape for asset owners around the world, particularly pension funds, is changing faster than at any other time in the industry’s history. Since AODP launched its first Global Climate Index in December 2012, civil society organisations have successfully questioned the legitimacy of an
The growth of superannuation funds over recent years to become the largest pool of capital has made them a target for solving many of the country’s problems or areas of under investment. The call to raid our retirement savings comes from an increasingly large number of vested interests