Archive

  • Adam Matthews: A believer in the power of engagement

    10 February 2020

    The Church of England Pensions Board's ethics and engagement director explains to Ahren Lester the key role asset managers can play in driving the transition to a low-carbon economy

  • BlackRock announces expanded sustainable investment measures

    14 January 2020

    BlackRock has pledged to make sustainability its "new standard of investing," as it announced sweeping changes to its practices, including reducing exposure to thermal coal firms.

  • BlackRock joins Climate Action 100+ initiative

    09 January 2020

    The largest asset manager in the world, BlackRock, has joined the Climate Action 100+ initiative, in a move that "sends a powerful signal to companies to reduce emissions, improve corporate governance and strengthen their disclosure".

  • One fifth of CalPERS portfolio is highly exposed to climate risk

    27 December 2019

    The largest public pension fund in the US has reported that a fifth of its portfolio is among those sectors most exposed to climate change risks.

  • Almost all CA100+ power utilities at risk of stranded assets

    16 July 2019

    Most of the world’s largest power utilities that have coal capacity are at risk of making the transition to a low-carbon transition in a disorderly manner, potentially compromising tens of billions of dollars in shareholder value, the Carbon Tracker Initiative has found.

  • CA100+ investors welcome BASF, RWE climate lobbying pledge

    03 May 2019

    Pledges by chemicals giant BASF and German utility RWE to review their lobbying activities on climate change have been welcomed by a group of investors including Union Investment, the Church of England Pensions Board and Sweden’s AP7 pension fund.

  • Success of $32trn Climate Action 100+ ‘at risk’, say NGOs

    12 April 2019

    The success of the Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) collaborative investor engagement initiative is being jeopardised because many investors are failing to fully support it, according to a group of civil society organisations.

  • Shell lighting low-carbon path for oil & gas sector, says Church of England

    09 April 2019

    Oil and gas major Shell is “leading the way” in its sector as it plans for the transition to a low-carbon economy, according to the Church of England Pensions Board.

  • Shell to leave American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers following review of lobbying

    03 April 2019

    Oil & gas giant Shell has published its first report on its lobbying practices, as a result of investor pressure, and has agreed to leave the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM).

  • Shell sets first short-term climate targets

    15 March 2019

    Oil major Shell has set short-term targets to reduce its carbon emissions for the first time, in a move that has been welcomed by investors as a significant landmark for climate-related engagement.