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.

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)


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


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

Aussie University collusion shows global institutional crisis over climate change

MEDIA RELEASE . 28th March 2014

SYDNEY: The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) today urged stakeholders in Universities all over the world to demand major changes to the governance in the wake of the Monashgate scandal in Australia and the emerging resistance to transparency amongst the world’s leading Universities. AODP


MEDIA RELEASE . 10th December 2013

The second ever Global Climate Investment Index demonstrating how the world’s biggest investors are managing climate risk has revealed that many of the world’s investment funds are setting investors up for massive losses through their exposure to these risks. The Asset Owners Disclosure

Time for super funds to face up to climate risks

MEDIA RELEASE . 1st March 2013

As individuals wake up to the risks climate change poses to their superannuation, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), in partnership with the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), is launching a campaign pressuring funds to reveal the truth about their fossil fuel based investments and


MEDIA RELEASE . 11th December 2012

MOST BIG INVESTORS POORLY MANAGED FOR CLIMATE RISKS, FINDS FIRST GLOBAL CLIMATE INDEX FOR ASSET OWNERS The first ever Global Climate Investment Index showing how the world’s biggest investors – superannuation/pension funds, insurance companies, foundations/endowments and sovereign wealth funds

Trustees clearly exposed over risks of climate change

MEDIA RELEASE . 22nd October 2012

On 23 October 2012, the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) released a new report regarding pension and superannuation fund trustees’ fiduciary duty that indicates there are significant legal risks in the event of financial losses caused by climate change impacts, both physical and

Largest fund in Australia too ‘under-resourced’ to worry about climate risks

MEDIA RELEASE . 18th October 2012

Future Fund, the largest fund in Australia, has rejected its invitation to increase its transparency about the way it plans to manage the risks of climate change to its portfolio. Two years ago in a FOI search it was revealed that despite many investors warning of particular risks to long-term

‘The Vital Few’ launches to link pension funds to members over climate risk

MEDIA RELEASE . 28th September 2012

A new social media platform to assist pension/super fund members to challenge climate risk taking and excessive short-termism in the global financial system was launched today in New York. Supported by the head of the global trade union movement and other key civil society groups the platform,

Investor Groups reject independent disclosure of climate risk management, and civil Society

MEDIA RELEASE . 26th September 2012

Pension and superannuation funds face an increasing campaign of scrutiny as negotiations between the independent Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) and global investor groups on climate change break down. AODP had been working to secure collaboration with the industry groups to support the

Asset Owners Disclosure Project goes from strength to strength

MEDIA RELEASE . 7th February 2012

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project has made two high profile appointments to its board as it heads towards its new global disclosure cycle in 2012. Former Australian Federal Opposition leader John Hewson and International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow have joined the