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The NZ Super Fund has once again been named a world leader in a ranking of the responsible investing practices adopted by the world’s top sovereign wealth funds and government pension funds.

The study, undertaken by the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative at New America in partnership with the Fletcher School at Tufts University, rated 251 asset allocators from 63 countries with assets of $26 trillion to identify the institutions attaining the global standard in responsible investing. The study provides a benchmark of peer excellence for responsible investing among the broader investment community.

The NZ Super Fund is listed on the prestigious ‘Leaders List’ of the 30 highest scoring asset allocators, achieving a perfect 100% score against the study’s detailed criteria. 

The 10 core principles and 30 associated criteria were selected following discussions with asset allocators and from guidelines issued by multilateral institutions and agreements across the field of ESG and sustainability.

Chief Executive Matt Whineray welcomes the study’s findings. “Responsible investment continues to evolve at pace and global best practice standards are rising. At the same time, we are collectively experiencing unprecedented social and environmental challenges that warrant an even stronger response from the global asset owner community.

“We are very proud to be consistently recognised as a global leader in this field. We acknowledge our responsibilities as a sovereign fund and long-term investor, and are committed to continuing to set the standard for what constitutes responsible, sustainable investing into the future.”