The UN’s $85bn staff pension fund (UNJSPF) has committed to Net Zero by 2050, and will cut its investment related GHG emissions by 29% by the end of this year and 40% by 2025, compared with 2019.
The fund said that it would reduce the absolute emissions footprint of its equity and corporate bond portfolios through a mix of engagement and divestment, but that the short term reductions would be primarily achieved through divestment. It exited coal in 2020, but its 2019 accounts show that 5% of its equity portfolio was invested in the energy sector.
As well as stepping up engagement with the largest emitters in its portfolio, the fund also plans to increase its investment in green and transitioning companies, it said.
Both the 2021 and 2025 targ…