Chief Investment Officer – Small Pension, Big Punch

It may have a staff of 10—and only two of those are investors—but a small public pension in a quiet corner of the UK is officially one of the most influential environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investors in the world.

The £2.7 billion ($4 billion) Environment Agency Pension Fund has ranked among some of the biggest asset owners in the world for its contribution to ESG issues by a new survey.

Respondents to a survey of asset managers, analysts, and asset owners by Extel and SRI-Connect named the $295.8 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System as having contributed the most to the “SRI [socially responsible investing] debate”.

Also in the top 10 influencers, according to the survey, was the $829.5 billion Norway Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, and ABP, the Dutch pension for government and education workers and the biggest pension fund in Europe.

via Chief Investment Officer – Small Pension, Big Punch.

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