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NYS Comptroller


State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli

State Pension Fund's Sustainable Investments More Than

$10 Billion

Comptroller DiNapoli and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund) recognize climate change as one of the greatest threats to the Fund, the economy, and society as a whole. As Trustee of the Fund, the Comptroller has been a global leader in the fight against climate change through addressing material risks and opportunities for the Fund’s investments.

Sustainable Investing

Comptroller DiNapoli believes it is vital to invest in the low-carbon economy of the future. The Comptroller’s Sustainable Investment Program has committed $10 billion to investments in climate solutions, or other investments consistent with the United Nation’s sustainable investment goals.

Shareholder Engagement

As a long-term institutional investor, Comptroller DiNapoli believes the Fund must use its voice and seat at the table to protect its investments by challenging companies on climate change policies and encouraging long-term business model changes for transitions into the low-carbon economy.

Public Policy Advocacy

Comptroller DiNapoli provides public policy leadership on climate change issues that may impact the Fund’s returns at the international, federal, and state levels, including the Paris Agreement, the Clean Power Plan, tax credits for solar and wind power, low-carbon fuels standards, carbon pricing, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and SEC requirements for corporate disclosure of material carbon risks.