Sustainable Investment and Climate Solutions Program
The New York State Common Retirement Fund actively seeks out managers that integrate ESG considerations in their investment process, and offer large-scale sustainable investment opportunities around the globe that meet its risk, return and thematic requirements, with a particular focus on climate solutions.
CRF Sustainability Themes
Resources and Environment
Climate and environment – Reducing the effects of climate change through low carbon initiatives.
Resource efficiency – Making the most of available natural resources.
Pollution and waste management – Minimizing pollution and improving conditions for local communities.
Human Rights & Social Inclusion
Education – Improving the quality of and access to education, particularly for underserved groups.
Demographic empowerment – Ensuring access for diverse groups among critical decision-making bodies.
Health and wellbeing – Improving conditions to support human health, nutrition, and quality of life.
Financial inclusion – Expanding access to banking, credit, and other vital financial services.
Sustainable infrastructure – Funding infrastructure that expands economic opportunity and meets standards for environmental management.
Affordable housing – Creating equal housing opportunity for low-income families and communities that are chronically underserved.