• GPIF predicts equity boost and bond pain from more stringent climate policies

    08 October 2020

    The largest pension fund in the world has estimated its equity portfolio could experience an accelerating valuation boost if more stringent climate policy restrictions are introduced to reach global targets, whereas its corporate bond portfolio could suffer deeper losses as policy tightens.

  • Sweden's Kommuninvest in latest green bond agreement with GPIF

    30 March 2020

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) - the world's largest pension fund - has announced another significant partnership in its efforts "to promote and develop sustainable capital markets".

  • GPIF agrees to support KfW green bond programme

    25 March 2020

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has partnered with German development bank KfW to promote and develop the green bond market and to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) assessments into other fixed income investments.

  • Climate Action 100+ claims first Chinese asset owner

    07 January 2020

    Chinese insurer Ping An has signed up to the Climate Action 100+, an investor initiative launched in 2017 to ensure the world's largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change

  • GPIF signs partnership to invest in development bank's social bonds

    20 December 2019

    Japan's $1.6 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has signalled its intention to buy social bonds issued by the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB).

  • GPIF partners with EBRD on green and social bonds

    08 November 2019

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have formed a partnership to promote and develop sustainable capital markets.

  • GPIF to buy ADB green bonds

    07 August 2019

    The world’s largest pension fund has committed to purchase green bonds issued by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  • Setting a European benchmark

    10 September 2018

    The European Commission's bold proposals to reform benchmark regulation are designed to increase the flow of green finance and reduce the risk of 'greenwashing'. Michael Hurley asks why change is required

  • Majority of world’s largest pension funds neglect climate risk, says AODP

    10 September 2018

    Nearly two thirds of the world’s largest pension funds have little or no disclosed strategy on climate change, potentially putting them at risk of breaching their fiduciary duty to savers, according to a study by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP).

  • Private sector lagging on climate disclosure, report claims

    17 August 2018

    Private sector asset owners tend to be less prepared than their public sector counterparts to make voluntary public statements and disclosures related to climate change, a report has claimed.