Considering Climate Change Risk

Of the environmental risks, climate change is the one we believe has the most potential to affect the value of our portfolio.

Therefore, we have developed a policy that aims to ensure that climate change risk is considered more explicitly throughout our investment process.

Our Climate Change Policy

Why Do We Need a Climate Change Policy?

In December 2015 at the UN talks in Paris nearly 200 countries successfully agreed an historic deal to reduce carbon emissions.

The implications of the deal are potentially far reaching for many sectors of the economy and companies in which pension funds invest. Institutional investors are therefore likely to come under increasing pressure to disclose and manage the carbon risk embedded within their portfolios.

The deal is also expected to accelerate investment in zero and low carbon assets. Institutional investors should also ensure that their investment processes can identify attractive investments driven by the transition to a lower carbon economy.

What is Our Policy on Climate Change?

Our policy is firstly about understanding how exposed our portfolio is to climate change. This included a review of our portfolio to understand where there might be value at risk.

The second part of our policy is about making sure that new and existing investments are managed in way that takes account of climate change risks.

The third part of our policy is about actively engaging with the wider investment community and policy makers on climate change. As part of this, we have become a member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) and have signed up to The Carbon Asset Risk (CAR) Initiative.

Please download our carbon footprint analysis below for further information on how we monitor carbon risk in the portfolio and the results of our most recent carbon audit.

Our Carbon Footprint Analysis

Climate Change Report

For more information about the risks we see from climate change on our portfolio please see our Climate Disclosure Report. 


Our Climate Change Journey So Far

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