RI Reporting Awards 2018

The RI Awards 2018 were presented at the RI Europe Gala Dinner on Tuesday 5th June 2018

 

Award for Best RI Report by an Asset Owner, Large Funds <€25bn

Sponsored by

WINNER

Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP


Selected comments from the judges:
• Clarity of purpose
• Deep thought in a wide range of ESG aspects
• Good investment reporting
• Materiality and stakeholder survey really shaped the focus of the reporting
• Transparent in terms of results and methodologies
• Highly educational
• Clear explanation of sustainability targets
• Very comprehensive approach to engaging with stakeholders
• Frank discussion of investment “dilemmas”

COMMENDED (joint runners-up)

Andra AP-fonden (AP2)


Selected comments from the judges:
• Very clearly driven by integrating responsible investment
• Depth was very impressive
• Good quality understanding of ESG risks and the need to monitor, measure, engage and take action
• Strong emphasis on long term and some strong progress in assets classes
• Identified investment links to the SDGs.
• Really clear “traffic light” system for year-on-year evaluation of integrating sustainability in the investment process
• Highly structured presentation of goals and progress made

COMMENDED (joint runners-up)

Ilmarinen


Selected comments from the judges:
• Climate policy road map and mapping of 2 degree alignment along with carbon footprinting reporting stood out compared with the other reports
• An assured report with clear structure around the most material topics
• Strong commitment to responsible investment
• Clear description of ESG management
• Balanced in terms of themes and successes vs improvements
• Clear mission statement and link with business strategy

NOMINATED (short-listed)

AMF
Andra AP-fonden (AP2)
ASR Nederland N.V.
ERAFP
Ilmarinen
Norway Government Pension Fund Global
PFA Pension
Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP
Storebrand Asset Management
 
 

Award for Best RI Report by an Asset Owner, Medium & Small Funds <€25bn

Sponsored by

WINNER

Swedfund International AB


Selected comments from the judges:
• Very concrete goals and achievements
• Completely aligned with the SDGs
• Compliant with external reporting standards, and external assurance is included
• Great storytelling
• Clarity on qualitative aspects and comparable financial information
• Extra credit for the design which improves the reader’s experience
• Strong explanation of context and strategy

COMMENDED (joint runners-up)

CBUS Superannuation Fund


Selected comments from the judges:
• Informative and clearly written report
• We particularly liked the strategy scorecard and the focus on specific SDGs
• Good quantitative data
• Clear commitment internally
• Exemplary presentation
• Snazzy integrated report

COMMENDED (joint runners-up)

New Zealand Superannuation Fund


Selected comments from the judges:
• Very informative and transparent report
• Many case studies
• Clearly stated goals and outcomes
• Well structured and transparent report
• Mission statements and values were included early
• Risk management section very comprehensive
• Clear commitment to local history and ethnicity
• A broadly conceived global and yet also locally focused report
• Clearly integrates major climate change initiatives into overall policies and strategies
• High level of detail.
• Clear to read, appealing & clean design

NOMINATED (short-listed)

AP6
Avon Pension Fund (LGPS)
Bâtirente
CBUS Superannuation Fund
Church Commissioners for England
Environment Agency Pension Fund
HESTA Super Fund
Länsförsäkringar Liv
New Zealand Superannuation Fund
Swedfund International AB
West Midlands Pension Fund
 
 

Award for Best RI Report by an Asset Manager, Large Firms <€25bn

Sponsored by

WINNER

Kempen Capital Management


Selected comments from the judges:
• A well organized and clear report
• Proceeds logically and consistently from start to finish
• Opens with a clear, unequivocal CEO statement of the central importance of ESG
• Great statements of action and approach to RI and ESG
• Very clear report throughout
• Thematic papers provide a very ordered and considered approach to issues
• Emerging themes section engaging and well designed
• Shows strong directional move to deeper ESG integration
• Concise and useful fund factsheets

COMMENDED (joint runners-up)

Handelsbanken


Selected comments from the judges:
• Focus on customers and stakeholders with long term sustainable impact
• Good breadth of themes covered
• The report demonstrates an authentic, multi-dimensional approach to sustainability
• Clear explanation of bank’s role and mission with respect to RI
• Clear approach to materiality using stakeholder mapping
• Clear communication of the main ESG factors they consider
• Concise factsheets

COMMENDED (joint runners-up)

Public Investment Corporation


Selected comments from the judges:
• Genuine long term return focus at core
• Clear well written and comprehensive report with clarity of purpose
• Strong and clear directions of mission
• Very well constructed section describing risk management
• Strategy for financial return required as part of their mandates
• A high impact motivated fund
• A determination to reflect the population and strengths of the country
• Excellent, thorough all-round report
• Especially impressive
• Robust use of key development indicators within a clear ESG policy by asset class. Well articulated ESG principles and quantifiable performance

NOMINATED (short-listed)

Aegon Asset Management
Candriam Investors Group
Handelsbanken
Kempen Capital Management
Ostrum Asset Management
Partners Group
Public Investment Corporation
T. Rowe Price
 
 

Award for Best RI Report by an Asset Manager, Medium & Small Firms <€25bn

Sponsored by

WINNER

Sonen Capital


Selected comments from the judges:
• Commendable for tackling the challenge of impact assessment and reporting head on and across asset classes
• SDGs woven throughout the report, not just referenced
• Thematic information well presented
• Excellent all inclusive report
• Performance and outcome attributes
• Clear and bold statement of performance – excellent
• Impressive detail on the impact methodology
• Clearly distinguishes between “sustainable” and “thematic” investments, which it measures across a great number of metrics
• Has developed a very credible and realistic impact framework

COMMENDED (joint runners-up)

FSN Capital


Selected comments from the judges:
• Ambition to make ESG / RI reporting a norm rather than an exception
• A breadth of risk management and opportunity leverage in place
• Strength of investment and data information
• A report that carefully explains its approach to RI
• Outstanding.
• Clear and comparable structure and RI policy
• Detailed examples on E,S and G issues

COMMENDED (joint runners-up)

WHEB Asset Management


Selected comments from the judges:
• A good strong and succinct report
• Strong aspects of comparability to inspire and influence
• Clear statement without any deviation from commitment to sustainability
• A strong set of statements on risk
• A deep consideration of ESG in investments
• Good, balanced and clear report
• All essential points covered
• Clear evidence of sustainable impact

NOMINATED (short-listed)

East Capital
Edmond de Rothschild Group
FSN Capital
Idinvest Partners
Mirova
Pax World
Sonen Capital
WHEB Asset Management

 

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