The data sourced for the Asset Owners Disclosure Project fund ratings will be taken from a mixture of public information as well as disclosures that participating funds provide themselves.
The rating is based upon performance in five key criteria. The AODP will publish the overall ranking of each fund relative to other funds. All funds are also able to obtain detailed information on how they performed in each of the five criteria, including regional/country comparisons. Service providers are also able to access certain elements of the database of responses, where they have been made publicly available.
In addition to the breakdown of scores the data will illustrate how a fund sits in relation to the following:
- Sector indices (pension, insurance, sovereign wealth etc.)
- Jurisdictional indices (Brazil, USA, Australia etc.)
- Attribute indices (e.g. criteria trends for a particular asset consultant)
- Asset class information
The AODP fund ratings represent the first time that funds can compare themselves in terms of climate change best practice. In addition, they will provide a new medium for funds to communicate to members how they are preparing for the long-term effects of climate change and carbon regulation.