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The Asset Owners Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit global organisation whose objective is to protect retirement savings and other long term investments from the risks posed by climate change by improving disclosure and industry best practice.

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 21st July 2016

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, reveals a new study from the Asset

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 2nd May 2016

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 and insurers recognise the need for

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 15th December 2015

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 Australian funds – contacted by their

CALIFORNIA SHAMES AUSTRALIAN SUPER FUNDS ON KEY ANZ CLIMATE VOTE

MEDIA RELEASE . 15th December 2015

Super funds’ share voting flies against Paris climate commitments. As the ANZ AGM nears this Thursday, the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has revealed that almost all Australian superannuation funds contacted by their members refused to disclose their voting intentions for the first

ANZ TARGETED BY VOTE YOUR PENSION GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM

MEDIA RELEASE . 19th November 2015

First post-Paris test of corporate carbon accountability and climate action. Global bank ANZ, a significant lender to the fossil fuel sector, is facing the possibility of an investor revolt in the wake of a likely international accord limiting carbon emissions. Launching Nov. 19, the Vote Your

AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE FUND DANGEROUSLY OUT OF TOUCH ON CLIMATE CHANGE

MEDIA RELEASE . 15th October 2015

Future Fund parties like it’s 1999. Australia’s sovereign wealth fund has once again proven how out of touch it is with the future and the rest of the world over climate change. A freedom of information request submitted by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) has revealed that the future

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 1st October 2015

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 Index, launched Wednesday. The launch of

AODP DIGS DEEPER INTO 2015 GLOBAL CLIMATE 500 INDEX

MEDIA RELEASE . 11th September 2015

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 the forefront of the debate around the

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 20th May 2015

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 climate risk management. Although revealing

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 13th May 2015

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 resolution at the Chevron Annual General

NGOs challenge pension funds to fulfil legal duties on climate risk

MEDIA RELEASE . 27th April 2015

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 Initiative (CPLI) today. The NGOs will

Scandinavian asset owners perform exceptionaly well

MEDIA RELEASE . 27th April 2015

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 assets, while only a small minority are

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 27th April 2015

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 Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP)

ABP, PFZW make the top 10 ranked asset managers

MEDIA RELEASE . 27th April 2015

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 Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP)

WORLD’S LARGEST INVESTORS CONTINUE TO GAMBLE ON CLIMATE RISK

MEDIA RELEASE . 27th April 2015

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 access that report here. Some of the

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 11th February 2015

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 encouraging but as AODP found last month, media

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 27th January 2015

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 productivity. There are almost $1 trillion

Universities receive ‘fail’ on climate change risk

MEDIA RELEASE . 27th January 2015

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 to participate in the Asset Owners

AODP calls for real investor action from UN Summit

MEDIA RELEASE . 4th October 2014

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 Climate Summit. The disclosure requests, that

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 27th April 2014

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 by investing in heavily carbon-exposed