Assets Owner Rankings
Bridging the development finance gap at the upstream end of the investment chain
The top funds in 2021, ranked by sustainability performance
The ranking covers six reporting areas (governance and resources, policies, ESG investment strategies, climate action, ESG integration along the investment chain and evaluation and reporting. The numbers on the bottom are the percentages of funds reporting on that metric: red signifies that less than half of funds report; green signifies that at least 9 out of 10 funds report.
ESG integration matrix for 47 public pension and sovereign wealth funds (ranked by sustainability performance)
The strongest and weakest areas of performance in 2021
Funds performed well in several areas of sustainability integration, including governance, policies, investment strategies and ESG integration along the investment chain. Additionally, for evaluation and reporting, it should be noted that 8 out of 10 funds use an international reporting framework on sustainability, such as TCFD. Funds performed less well in some aspects of governance, monitoring and reporting and alignment with the SDGs. In general, there is a large variance in reporting, as no widely accepted reporting framework exists for asset owners/managers.
The UNCTAD Sustainability Integration Framework for Institutional Investors
Based on the best practices and lessons learned from the efforts of the frontrunner funds on sustainability integration, UNCTAD proposed a framework for other funds.
For more detailed information about the ranking and UNCTAD’s work on sustainability integration by the world’s top asset owners, please download our latest publication.
Legend for the 25 reporting areas of the ESG integration matrix