The UK’s City of Westminster pension fund wants to add one, separate to its existing infra allocation. Here’s why others might consider it too.
In the third and final part of our Deep Dive, we find energy efficiency – key to the energy transition – remains the 'forgotten fuel' and that most managers and investors prefer engagement over divestment.
It will be critical for those investing in infra - directly or indirectly - to adopt measures both at the portfolio and firm level to reduce emissions.
We asked industry leaders questions from how they are reducing their carbon footprint to whether they are divesting from fossil fuels. With some notable exceptions, disclosure was hard to come by, suggesting there is a lot of work to be done.
Since the final recommendations were released in 2017, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures has gained momentum and supporters, but ‘progress must be accelerated’.
In the US, universities are implementing comprehensive energy transition programmes with the help of alternative investors.
With property costs mounting in many of the world’s environmentally vulnerable markets, climate change is increasingly becoming an issue that the industry is being called to address now.
Anna Foller, sustainability manager at the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund, talks us through the fund’s response to climate change.
The Church of England's deputy director of ethics at its pension board, Stephen Barrie, insists that GPs should have the capacity to analyse, understand and act on ESG data.
Echoing the increasingly urgent public discussion around global warming and its impact, more investors are voicing their climate concerns, and goals, to their GPs.