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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.

French banks stride ahead of European peers in fight against climate change

MEDIA RELEASE . 7th December 2017

Available on the ShareAction website French banks show marked leadership in green banking, encouraged by innovative legislation. Three UK listed banks rank in bottom five – an important message for London’s positon as a global financial centre as low-carbon finance grows in profile. Despite

AODP outlines next steps for 2018

MEDIA RELEASE . 6th November 2017

In June 2017, ShareAction announced an agreement to take over the reins of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). We felt this was a key moment to take on AODP’s pioneering work with the final recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published in June

Major US investors inconsistent on key corporate climate votes

MEDIA RELEASE . 2nd October 2017

Available on the ShareAction website The 2017 US proxy voting season marked ‘a significant turning point’ in institutional investor support for shareholder resolutions on climate-related risk, new analysis by ShareAction finds. Using data from Proxy Insight, the report is the first analysis of

A hundred investors with assets totalling nearly $2 trillion call on world’s largest banks to disclose climate-related financial information

MEDIA RELEASE . 19th September 2017

Available on the ShareAction website Demanding action from the world’s largest banks, institutional investors are calling for enhanced disclosure of banks’ climate-related risks and opportunities and of how these are being managed by banks’ boards and senior executives. A recent study

ShareAction to strengthen focus on climate risk with takeover of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project

MEDIA RELEASE . 13th June 2017

ShareAction and AODP today announce an agreement for ShareAction to take over the reins of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). After 10 years of ranking the climate-related financial disclosures of the world’s largest pension funds, insurers, sovereign wealth funds and endowments, AODP is

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 26th April 2017

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 protect their portfolios, reveals the annual

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

MEDIA RELEASE . 6th September 2016

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 assess climate risk to its business, finds

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)