CDP signatories and members

CDP investor members 2013

The following signatory investors are CDP investor members, supporting the project in a number of ways over and above being a signatory to the information request. Read about the benefits of investor membership >>

AEGON is an international provider of life insurance, pensions and asset management. Formed in 1983 through the merger of two Dutch insurers, AGO and Ennia, AEGON today employs over 25,000 people, serving nearly 47 million customers in more than 20 countries around the world. Our company headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands. AEGON has three main markets: the United States, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. We have established new and growing businesses in emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Central & Eastern Europe, and we are also a significant provider of life insurance in Spain. In North America, AEGON operates as Transamerica. AEGON had more than EUR 420 billion in revenue-generating investments around the world at the end of 2011.
Aviva Investors
Aviva Investors is a global asset management business dedicated to building and providing focused investment solutions for clients, which include local government organisations, pension funds, wholesale and retail banks, insurance companies, charities and private wealth managers. Aviva Investors is wholly owned by Aviva plc.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,700 retail banking offices and approximately 17,250 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At June 30, 2012, BlackRock’s AUM was $3.560 trillion. BlackRock offers products that span the risk spectrum to meet clients’ needs, including active, enhanced and index strategies across markets and asset classes. Products are offered in a variety of structures including separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of June 30, 2012, the firm has approximately 9,900 employees in 27 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at
Boston Common Asset Management
BP Investment Management
California Public Employees Retirement System - CalPERS

CalPERS is the largest public pension fund in the U.S., with approximately $250 billion in assets.  We administer retirement benefits for more than 1.6 million active and retired California state, public school, and local public agency employees and their families on behalf of more than 3,000 public employers; and health benefits for more than 1.3 million enrollees.  CalPERS believes good governance leads to better performance.  We have a long standing commitment to sustainable investment and a proud history of leadership and innovation in the field.  As a significant institutional investor with a long-term investment time horizon, sustainable investment means taking account of environmental, social and governance factors across all our day-to-day investment business. Issues such as climate change, human rights, Board quality, alignment of interests on shareowner rights and executive compensation practices create material risks and opportunities for our investment portfolio, and we have a fiduciary duty to manage these issues.

California State Teachers Retirement Fund - CalSTRS
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (“CalSTRS”) is the second largest public pension fund in the United States with assets under management of approximately $150 billion. CalSTRS administers retirement, disability and survivor benefits for California’s 850,000 public school educators and their families from the state’s 1,400 school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts. CalSTRS invests globally in public equity, fixed income, real estate, and private equity. Approximately 50 percent of CalSTRS assets are invested in the global equity markets. As a global investor, CalSTRS is an active proponent of corporate governance initiatives worldwide.
Calvert Asset Management Company
Calvert Investments is an investment management company that offers mutual funds and separate accounts to institutional investors, retirement plans, financial intermediaries, and their clients. By combining rigorous analysis with independent thinking, our disciplined approach to money management goes beyond traditional factors in order to manage risk and to identify investment opportunities with greater long-term potential. We offer more than 40 equity, bond, cash, and asset allocation investment strategies, many of which feature integrated corporate sustainability and responsibility research. Founded in 1976 and based in Bethesda, Maryland, Calvert Investments managed assets of more than $12 billion as of September 6, 2012. More information is available at
Capricorn Investment Group

Established in 2001, Capricorn Investment Group is a privately-owned, independent investment manager with offices in Palo Alto and New York.  Capricorn currently manages approximately $4 billion in total capital across a highly diversified, global blend of investment funds and opportunistic direct investment strategies.  Its vision is to provide consistently strong investment performance and disciplined risk management, true independence, and a principled investment approach.  Capricorn has developed strategy, process, and relationships to generate equity-like returns through a portfolio comprised of leading funds and proprietary direct investments with mitigated permanent capital loss risk at the portfolio level. Overall, its focus is generating strong returns with a long-term focus and excellent quality in the portfolio.  Additionally, Capricorn believes that achieving strong investment returns does not preclude a principled investment approach.  In the long-run, Capricorn believes that being mindful of these elements in an investment program can improve the return opportunity and risk management.  Principled, to Capricorn, means seeking uncompromising quality, ethical, fair, long-term oriented investments which are not directly or intentionally harmful to our world or people.

Catholic Super
Catholic Super has been providing members and employers with superannuation and retirement services for more than 40 years. Catholic Super offers award-winning industry superannuation and pension funds with a long history of strong  performance, flexible investment options to cater for different investor needs, and competitive fees.  Our funds are open to all investors and today we have around 70,000 members and 7,000 employers across Australia.
At CCLA we invest money for more charities than any other fund manager in the UK. We are owned by our charity, church and public sector clients, and manage our business for their benefit. This puts us in a unique position to help charities, churches and the public sector achieve their objectives. Our segregated management service and wide range of pooled funds enable us to meet the needs of organisations of all sizes. With over 50 years’ investment management experience, we currently manage assets of more than £4.1 billion. CCLA is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd., a 100%-owned subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group Inc., has been operating since 1959, and is the second-largest asset management company in Japan based on assets under management of publicly offered investment trusts. Currently, we manage over 340 funds of various asset classes, and we have an exceptional track record in Asian equities including Japanese equities and global bond funds. With our extensive experience in the asset management business and outstanding professional teams, we are confident of delivering the best solutions to meet the exacting needs of global investors.
Generation Investment Management
Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world. For additional information about Goldman Sachs, please visit

Henderson Global Investors
HSBC Holdings
Legg Mason

Since its founding in 1899, Legg Mason has evolved into one of the largest asset management firms in the world, serving individual and institutional investors on six continents. Today’s Legg Mason is a globally diversified family of independent investment managers who are each widely recognized for their specialized expertise, commitment to long term performance and outstanding client service. The distinctive Legg Mason “multi-manager” business model provides clients with a broad spectrum of investment solutions across asset classes, geographies and channels. Legg Mason’s corporate services include global retail distribution, capital management, as well as fiduciary and governance oversight. The diversification and balance of Legg Mason have fueled the company’s performance over its twenty nine year history as a public company.

London Pension Fund Authority
The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) is one of the largest Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) in the UK.  The LPFA has a long-standing commitment to responsible investment (RI).  Our Board is mindful of its fiduciary duty to obtain the best possible financial return on the Fund’s investments within a suitable degree of risk, but believes that a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is entirely consistent with this duty.  Our RI objective is to use our influence as a large institutional investor to encourage responsible long-term behaviour in the companies in which we invest and through the mandates we give to our fund managers.  The LPFA has a particular focus on investment opportunities arising from ESG issues, the integration of RI considerations into our investment decision-making, fund manager monitoring and collaboration with other pension funds.
Mongeral Aegon Seguros e Previdência S/A
MONGERAL AEGON is the result of a partnership between Brazil's oldest insurer, MONGERAL, with 177 years of tradition, and AEGON, one of the 10 largest insurance groups in the world, with operations in over 20 countries. The decision to join the CDP derives from our understanding that climate change poses serious threat to humankind (IPCC, 4th AR). As long-term investor we believe is our duty to take into consideration the risks and opportunities related to this issue in our investment analysis and decision making with the aim of creating sustainable value to our clients. We are confident that the support offered by CDP will be of utmost value to achieve this aim.
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 42 countries. Through its Global Sustainable Finance group, Morgan Stanley seeks to support sustainable businesses and financing models that target positive social and/or environmental impact. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit
National Australia Bank
NEI Investments
NEI Investments (NEI) is a mutual fund company that makes excellent, independent portfolio managers accessible to Canadian retail investors through two award-winning fund families: Northwest Funds and Ethical Funds. With true active management and a relentless, disciplined focus on risk management, NEI strives to deliver strong returns and peace of mind to investors as they work toward their financial goals and a secure future. In addition to offering smart investment choices through some of the best portfolio managers in the industry, we take special pride in our commitment to providing the highest level of service, expertise and support to investors and to the financial advisors who serve them. NEI is also home to Canada’s largest team of in-house socially responsible investing specialists who, as our ESG Services Team, provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis to portfolio managers of socially responsible investments, including NEI’s own Ethical Funds. NEI is a fully Canadian company, owned 50% by Desjardins Group and 50% by the Provincial Credit Union Centrals. This backing of experience and support provides NEI with stability and the resources to actively pursue business growth through credit unions and independent financial advisors across Canada.
Neuberger Berman

Established in 1939, Neuberger Berman is one of the world’s leading private, independent asset management companies. With approximately 1,700 employees, including more than 400 investment professionals, Neuberger Berman is a leader in providing a broad range of global investment solutions – equity, fixed income, and alternatives – to institutions and individuals through customized separately managed accounts and funds. As of December 31, 2012, the firm manages over $205 billion in assets for individuals, families, and institutions.

Newton Investment Management Ltd
Newton Investment Management is a London-based, global investment management subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.  Newton Investment Management provides a broad range of investment products and services to a wide range of clients, including pension funds, charities, corporations and individuals.  Newton's global thematic approach to investment has been highly regarded for over 30 years and has proved to be invaluable in overcoming the short-term uncertainties that afflict financial markets and challenge investors. Newton has a well established approach to responsible investment, which is integral to our investment process. Newton believes that responsibly managed companies are best placed to achieve sustainable competitive advantage and provide strong long-term investment opportunities.
Nordea Investment Management
Nordea's vision is to be a Great European bank, acknowledged for its people, creating superior value for customers and shareholders. We are making it possible for our customers to reach their goals by providing a wide range of products, services and solutions within banking, asset management and insurance. Nordea has around 11 million customers, approx. 1,400 branch offices and is among the ten largest universal banks in Europe in terms of total market capitalisation. The Nordea share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen. We believe that responsible business leads to sustainable results and want to be part of a sustainable future for generations to come.
Norges Bank Investment Management
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) is the asset management unit of the Norwegian central bank (Norges Bank). NBIM manages the Government Pension Fund Global (often referred to as the Norwegian oil fund) and most of Norges Bank's foreign exchange reserves. The Government Pension Fund Global was set up in 1990 as a fiscal policy tool to support long-term management of Norway’s petroleum revenue. NBIM manages the fund on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, which owns the fund on behalf of the Norwegian people. The ministry determines the fund’s investment strategy, following advice from among others NBIM and discussions in Parliament. The fund only invests outside of Norway. The ministry regularly transfers petroleum revenue to the fund, which is invested in international equity and fixed-income markets and real estate. The aim is to have a diversified investment mix that will give the highest possible risk-adjusted return within the guidelines set by the ministry. The fund seeks to take advantage of its long-term outlook and considerable size to generate high returns and safeguard Norway’s wealth for future generations. In addition to headquarters in Oslo, NBIM has offices in London, New York, Shanghai and Singapore. NBIM has more than 320 employees from 26 nations.
PFA Pension
Rockefeller & Co.
Rockefeller & Co., Inc. is a global asset management and investment advisory firm based in New York City. Our clients consist of wealthy families, family offices, trusts, foundations, endowments and other institutions. We use a bottom up, fundamental approach to equity investing. Rockefeller was an early pioneer in sustainability and impact (“S&I”) investing, having started a program for members of the Rockefeller Family in 1977 through the predecessor family office. Our S&I approach is to invest in sustainable companies and to have an impact. We incorporate environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) criteria into our investment decision-making process. Our strategy has evolved while maintaining true to our heritage; we invest in mid- to large-cap global public companies and small U.S. companies that meet a set of financial and ESG criteria. In summary, our S&I strategy employs a research-based and disciplined approach to investing, assessing, screening, proxy voting and shareholder engagement that is designed to encourage company management to improve certain business practices for the betterment of all stakeholders. We invest with a focus on returns and use our principles as our guide
Sampension KP Livsforsikring A/S
Sampension administers pensions for almost 300,000 people. Most customers are employed in the municipal and state sectors, but also some private sector employees have their pension at Sampension through an occupational pension scheme. Sampension has total assets of about 185 billion. DKK and is Denmark's third largest pension fund.
At Schroders, asset management is our business and our goals are completely aligned with those of our clients - the creation of long-term value. We manage £182.2 billion (EUR 211.6 billion/$283.9 billion) on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, invested in a broad range of asset classes across equities, fixed income and alternatives. We employ 2905 talented people worldwide operating from 32 offices in 25 different countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, close to the markets in which we invest and close to our clients. Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. is a leading provider of Property & Casualty insurance in Japan. Together with Nipponkoa Insurance CO., Ltd., established NKSJ Holdings, Inc. a joint holding company as comprehensive service provider group for risk and asset management in 2010 and is now preparing for a merger as “Sompo Japan Nipponkoa” by 2014. As a long-time leader in CSR, Sompo Japan strongly commits to build sustainable society focusing on its own CSR material issues such as climate change, sustainable finance. The company is regularly recognized for our efforts to sustainability. Recent awards are “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in 2012, “SAM Silver Class” in 2011, and “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” in 2009 and 2010.
Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets and earns around 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. With 1,700 offices in 70 markets, the Group offers exciting and challenging international career opportunities for 87,000 staff. It is committed to building a sustainable business over the long term and is trusted worldwide for upholding high standards of corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental protection and employee diversity. Standard Chartered’s heritage and values are expressed in its brand promise, ‘Here for good’.
Sustainable Insight Capital Management
Sustainable Insight Capital Management (“SICM”) is an investment management firm that combines a disciplined alpha-generating process while integrating sustainable environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles. Founded by a recognized Management Team in the sustainable and climate change space, SICM is striving to create the leading sustainable asset management platform.
The convergence of macro trends, such as demographics, climate change, globalization and resource scarcity, is leading investors to consider sustainable investing as a way to manage uncertainty in a time of profound change.  Sustainable investing involves encouraging corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity.  Please visit to learn more.
TD Asset Management

With more than 200 people and offices in Canada and the U.S., TD Asset Management (TDAM) provides a wide range of institutional solutions and services to pension plan sponsors, corporations, institutions, endowments, foundations and high net worth individuals who choose us for our expertise and strength in portfolio management.
At TDAM, we collaborate with investors to develop progressive investment solutions and implement them with foresight and discipline. Our success is the result of continuous innovation, lasting client relationships and exceptional individuals working in integrated teams.
TDAM takes a long-term perspective in our duty to act in the best interests of our clients. In this fiduciary role, we believe that environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues should be taken into deliberation and where possible and appropriate, integrate these factors as part of our investment decision-making process. The goal is still to seek better risk-adjusted returns for clients in a manner that is consistent with our fiduciary obligations and clients' evolving investment and corporate objectives.
TDAM operates as TD Asset Management Inc. in Canada and TDAM USA Inc. in the U.S. Both entities are wholly-owned subsidiaries of The Toronto Dominion Bank. For additional information, please visit TDAM’s website at .

The RBS Group
The RBS Group is a large international banking and financial services company, headquartered in the UK in Edinburgh. The Group operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas and Asia, serving more than 40 million customers worldwide, including 25 million in the UK. RBS Group's banking network in the UK includes a comprehensive range of services for personal customers including current accounts, mortgages, loans, savings and investments. Through our corporate and commercial arms, RBS caters for small, medium and large enterprises and can provide the full range of finance, investment and advisory services for these organisations. RBS offers an extensive range of investment banking services, through our Markets and International Banking division, including risk management, debt advisory, debt capital markets, interest rate, currency, credit, equities, foreign exchange, commodities, treasury and investment products.
The Wellcome Trust
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