Investors and companies increasingly want to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through their business activities. But the lack of quality data needed to measure and identify company contributions remains a challenge. But now there’s a solution – some of the world’s largest asset owners have established the Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform, or SDI AOP.
The SDI AOP helps investors to imbed the UN SDGs into their investment processes. We asked Claudia Kruse of APG, one of the founding members of the SDI AOP, why and how they use the data within their organization.
As part of our continuing series on highlighting the real-world use cases of the Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) data, we spoke to AustralianSuper’s Andrew Gray, Director ESG and Stewardship. Andrew shares his insights on the value the SDI AOP data is providing to his organization.
This Special Report discusses the increasing importance of sustainability for investors. It also outlines how investors are able to the measure the carbon footprint of their portfolios, and ensure they meet their climate goals.
In this infographic, we outline how the data and methodology of the Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) can help investors align and track portfolios’ contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to report PRI sustainable outcomes.
Europe has led the world in sustainable investing. A panel of experts told the Qontigo Investment Intelligence Summit on Dec. 9 that the region must now show the way forward in setting standards in non-financial reporting for ESG assets to thrive.
It is the time of year when signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are fully immersed in the PRI reporting and assessment process, including the institutional investors responsible for Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP). Importantly, for the first time this year, signatories will be able to report on sustainable outcomes […]
Climate change was at the center of Qontigo’s Investment Intelligence Summit last month, in the week of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, as investors and supervisors discussed the impact of a changing environment on financial markets.
Sustainability has moved from a tangential consideration to a crucial criterion in portfolio construction. A line-up of experts told this year’s Qontigo Investment Intelligence Summit how this evolution is re-shaping the entire investment landscape.
There is no denying the impact of climate change — and associated regulatory realities — on the business of investment management. For portfolio managers, it is essential to understand how to successfully adapt and prepare for what some call the “mother of all correlated risks”. Here we expose — in three parts — what portfolio managers need to know when switching to a fully Paris Aligned Benchmark (PAB) portfolio from a current market-cap weighted (CWB) portfolio.