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14th Feb 2018

8 of the top 20 car manufacturers align to the transition to low carbon economy

Paper companies fall short in climate transition The asset owner backed Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) supported by funds with over £5/$6.9 trillion in assets under management today released its assessments of how 20 of the world’s largest publicly-listed automobile manufacturers, and 19 of the world’s largest publicly-listed paper companies are preparing for the transition to […]

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20th Sep 2017

Overview: 2017/2018 Enhancements to the FTSE Russell Climate Change Research Methodology

In the wake of the final recommendations from the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB’s) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), FTSE Russell has significantly revamped and enhanced its research on climate change. We have made four major changes that will enable the Transition Pathway Initiative to align its Level 0 to 4 Management Quality indicators […]

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17th Jul 2017

New research shows specialist coal mining companies falling short in their ability to manage carbon emissions

Many of the world’s leading coal mining companies are failing to manage effectively the business risks arising from climate change, according to a new report from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI). The TPI is backed by asset owners and investors with over £4 trillion ($5.2 trillion) of assets under management. The assessment of companies’ carbon […]

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27th Jun 2017

Latest results: electricity utilities need to be more ambitious to meet 2°C target

The Transition Pathway Initiative, launched in January 2017, analyses how companies are preparing for the transition to a low-carbon future. The initiative supports asset owners in their investment decision-making, engagement with companies, and dialogues with fund managers and policy makers. The latest analysis from the Initiative reveals that a majority of the world’s top 20 […]

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19th Jun 2017

An Asset Manager’s Perspective on the Transition Pathway Initiative

Helena Vines Fiestas Head of Sustainability Research at BNP Paribas Investment Partners The Transition Pathway Initiative is a game-changing initiative for three reasons. First, it provides a robust, independent and academically rigorous framework for assessing how companies are managing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their businesses, as well as how their strategies and targets […]

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19th Jun 2017

Enhancing long-term investment decision-making

Liz Fernando, USS USS Investment Management is the in house manager for the Universities Superannuation Scheme, one of the UK’s largest pension schemes.  Of USS’s ~ £60bn in assets, approximately £24bn is invested in public equities.  The vast majority of this is managed actively:  a team of analysts and fund managers choose the individual stocks […]

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7th Jun 2017

European electricity utilities lead the way but more action needed to hit Paris pledges

New funds join the Transition Pathway Initiative The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), backed by Funds with over £3 trillion in assets under management, today launched its assessment of the carbon performance of the world’s 20 largest electricity utilities by market capitalisation. This assessment complements TPI’s earlier assessment of the management quality of these same 20 […]

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9th Mar 2017

Early analysis: TPI toolkit shows companies are building capacity to manage transition risk

The Transition Pathway Initiative, launched in January 2017, analyses data on how companies are positioned for a low-carbon future, in order to provide asset owners with useful information for investment decisions and engagement. Early analysis shows companies from the electricity utilities, and oil and gas, sectors are building capacity to manage the low-carbon transition, but […]

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