Trucost News / 14 Jun 2013

Environment Agency (Active) Pension Fund UK & VicSuper, Australia win at Responsible Investor Awards

The UK’s Environment Agency and Australia’s VicSuper both scoop awards in the RI Award for Best Report by a Medium & Small Fund.

Responsible Investor announced PFZW and the UK Environment Agency as winners of its best Responsible Investment Report 2013 awards at RI Europe, London.

The RI Reporting Awards are designed to showcase excellence in responsible investment reporting, to encourage best practice and transparency by recognising the highest standards in the disclosure of responsible investment activities by asset owners globally.

Trucost has been monitoring the carbon reporting of FTSE All-Share companies for the Environment Agency since 2004 and helps the Environment Agency Pension Fund to track external fund manager performance against environmental criteria, identify companies for engagement and address financially material risks and opportunities linked to investments. Trucost also monitors the the greenhouse gas emissions of the largest public Australian companies, those listed in the S&P ASX200 index in 2009, 2008 and 2007 for VicSuper.

Winner – Best RI Report by a Medium & Small fund (less than €25bn):

The Environment Agency (Active) Pension Fund

One judge commented: “Overall, this modestly sized fund doesn’t just tell it well, it has a seriously impressive story to tell.”

Commended:

Folketrygdfondet and VicSuper

Nominated:

  • Church of England, UK
  • Construction & Building Unions Superannuation, Australia
  • Environment Agency (Active) Pension Fund, UK
  • Folketrygdfondet, Norway
  • National Pensions Reserve Fund, Ireland
  • New Zealand Superannuation Fund, New Zealand
  • OPSEU Pension Trust, Canada
  • VicSuper, Australia

 

Winner – Best RI Report by a Large Fund (more than €25bn): 

PFZW

One judge commented: “PFZW’s is the stand out report in terms of clarity and depth.”

Commended:

CalPERS and Folksam

Nominated:

  • Australian Future Fund, Australia
  • BT Pension Scheme, UK
  • CalPERS, USA
  • AP4, Sweden
  • Folksam, Sweden
  • GEPF, South Africa
  • PFZW, Netherlands
  • PREVI, Brazil

Further information

Awards website

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