Sustainable Investing (new)

Sustainable Investing (new)

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund is committed to sustainable investing.

We strive to avoid risks that may compromise long-term economic value and capture investment opportunities.

We seek to attain our objectives through a four-pillar framework, detailed in our Sustainable Investment Policy.

The Fund adheres to sustainable investment proxy voting guidelines in partnership with leading global provider, ISS. Read more about our proxy voting guidelines.

Our commitment to Net Zero and the transition to a low carbon economy is outlined in our position on fossil fuels. This commitment acknowledges climate change challenges and helps ensure the Fund’s investments remain resilient and sustainable to meet its long-term objectives.

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Sustainable Investing at the UNJSPF

It is our primary fiduciary duty to invest in the best financial interests of all our participants. We also aim to protect and enhance the value of our investments for the long-term. We aim to do this by being a responsible long-term investor and a steward of our investments.

We believe that the way a business is run and how it manages its stakeholders and the environment around it, will impact the long-term financial returns that it will make for its investors.

This is why we consider the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when we invest.

At the core of our investment approach is also the belief that as a global investor, we are in a unique position to deploy capital and create real-world positive outcomes. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a clear framework to shape those outcomes.

Our Sustainable Investing approach addresses environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges that may affect the long-term sustainability of the Fund as well as our external footprint on the world in which we live.

Networks and

The Fund is a member of several groups and initiatives:

Founding signatory (2006) of the UN-supported network of investors, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Participation in Climate Investor networks: Ceres Investor Network and Climate Action 100+ since 2019.

Use of GRESB as a benchmark for core real estate since 2019.

Member of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, a group of asset owners targeting net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

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