Asset Owner Disclosure Project
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project is an independentÂ not-for-profit global organisation whose objective is to protect asset ownersÂ from the risks posed byÂ climate change by improving the level of disclosure and industry best practice.
It does this by working with pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and universities to improve the level of disclosure and industry best practice.
We encourage these investors to redress the huge imbalance in their investments between high- and low-carbon assets, while realigning the investment chain to adopt long-term investment practices.
Key elements of the initiative are:
Conducting an annual survey and assessment of the worldâ€™s 1000 largest asset owners pertaining to their management of climate change risks and opportunities.
Publishing rankings of the worldâ€™s 1000 largest asset owners to allow members, stakeholders and industry to see which funds are better than others at managing climate risk.
Providing and promoting climate change best practice to drive and improve climate change management and capability of asset owners.
Developing consumer-facing programs to educate asset owner members or stakeholders of the financial risks associated with climate change.
Researching trends in climate risk, member behaviour and institutional investment.
Creating frameworks to encourage active ownership.