VATICAN CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), (State Street), today announced
that it has signed Participant Statements on Climate Risk Disclosures
and Carbon Pricing following the “Energy Transition and Care for Our
Common Home” summit hosted by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting
Integral Human Development and the University of Notre Dame.
During the Vatican’s second climate change gathering of this kind, State
Street’s president and chief executive officer, Ron O’Hanley, joined
leaders from the investment and oil and gas sectors to discuss effective
action to keep global warming below the two degrees centigrade threshold.
“We applaud the Vatican and the University of Notre Dame for bringing
together this diverse group to explore constructive ways to transition
more quickly and effectively to a cleaner energy world,”
said O’Hanley. “We endorse the energy companies’ call for a market-based
carbon pricing mechanism and will work with the companies in which we
invest to improve climate-related risk disclosures.” This is aligned
with the efforts of the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial
Disclosures (TCFD), which State Street joined in 2017.
State Street has long believed that corporate boards have a
responsibility to effectively oversee the assessment of material risk to
long-term strategy posed by climate change, including the implications
of transitioning to a low carbon economy. In 2017, State Street Global
Advisors, the asset management business of State Street, called on oil
and gas companies to improve the reporting and disclosures related to
climate change risk assessment.
Today, State Street Global Advisors is releasing an update [link]
on the state of climate-related disclosures in the oil and gas, mining,
and utilities sectors, which acknowledges that progress has been made,
but notes that there is room for improvement on disclosing how climate
risk scenario analysis influences long-term strategy and capital
“We believe that in many cases climate change poses serious risks to
long-term value creation, “ said Rakhi Kumar, head of ESG Investments
and Stewardship. “We applaud the industry’s call for uniform carbon
pricing and recommend that all market participants come together to
identify baseline carbon pricing that incentivizes meaningful change in
a systematic and expeditious manner.”
To view the Participant Statement on Climate Risk Disclosure, please see here.
To view the Participant Statement on Carbon Pricing, please see here.
To view Pope Francis’s remarks, please see here
To read the University of Notre Dame’s and the Vatican’s press release,
please see here.
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and $2.8 trillion* in assets under management as of March 31, 2019,
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