Climate Finance

Beyond PRI: How (and Why) to Become a Climate Leader
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Asset managers have flocked to become members of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). With climate change rising up the agenda, how will you stand out? Over the last decade, responsible investment has moved from fringe to mainstream. Asset managers have responded to new market dynamics and reassessed their investment processes to understand how ESG…

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2020 Teaches Pension Fiduciaries to Prepare for Climate Change
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Like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related events have the potential to impact pension investments and funding obligations, as well as day-to-day plan operations. The adversity that administrators have adapted to this year can provide lessons for building more resilient governance structures for retirement plans. 2020 has made us look more broadly at external risks that can…

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Achieving Paris-Alignment: New investor initiative provides blueprint for net-zero alignment
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A growing trend in the market amongst climate-aware institutional investors is a commitment to align their investment portfolios with the Paris Agreement, and contribute towards the goal of net-zero global emissions by 2050. To help investors achieve these objectives, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s (IIGCC) Paris Alignment Investment Initiative, supported by 70 European…

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Top five takeaways from PRI’s first year of mandatory TCFD-based reporting
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PRI’s first year of mandatory climate reporting has shed light on the quality of disclosures by its investor signatories – asset owners and investment managers. One-fifth of these signatories chose to make their disclosures public and a quarter carried out scenario analysis. Non-European players were among the top 10 markets reporting on climate-related indicators. While…

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ESG and sustainability funds resilient in the face of non-traditional risks
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Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, major investment funds set up with ESG and sustainability criteria are outperforming the rest of the market, utilizing their experience with non-traditional risks. S&P Global Market Intelligence analyzed 17 exchange-traded and mutual funds, with more than $250 million in ESG-related assets under management, and found 12 of the 17 ESG…

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Answering your questions about TCFD and climate disclosure
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Looking to have your reporting aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework? Not sure what to include in your climate disclosure? Recently, we held a webinar addressing these pressing topics and want to share with you our answers to the most popular questions that came up. Q: TCFD Drivers: There are…

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Your investment manager is a PRI signatory, but do they understand climate change?
Your investment manager is a PRI signatory, but do they understand climate change? 1024 683 Mantle314

If asset owners want to ensure their investments are climate resilient, having managers who are Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) signatories is a good start but it’s not enough. Forward-looking asset owners are doing more on climate change—here’s how you can identify the climate leaders. The PRI is the leading organization advocating for responsible investment.…

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Updated guidance helps limited partners implement responsible investing
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Responsible investing is on the rise, however, investors face continuing challenges, including misconceptions, to implement responsible investing in private equity. A recently updated Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) guide designed for limited partners – from venture capitalists to secondary investors – aims to address these challenges. Responsible investing is growing because of greater industry awareness and understanding of core environmental,…

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New EU taxonomy aims for a rapid increase in sustainable investing
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Investor demand for sustainable investments is growing, but the exact definition of sustainable has traditionally relied on self-reporting or industry standards, creating confusion and a lack of traceability for investors. The new European Union taxonomy, released in early March, aims to assist investors and companies by providing a common language for sustainable activities. By providing…

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Time for a bold response to our converging health and climate emergencies
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The current COVID-19 health crisis portends a future with increased climate-related disruptions where multiple shocks occur causing significant impacts to systems and economies. This experience has highlighted resiliency gaps across businesses, governments and institutions. At the same time, seeing how the global community, businesses, and citizens have come together to mitigate a collective risk that…

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