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TABLE-Sovereign investor climate change leaders and laggards-AODP

* STORY-On sovereign investors and climate change:

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - The Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which aims to alert asset owners to the risks posed change. Its AODP Global Climate 500 index, published at the end of April, rates the world's biggest asset owners - pension funds, insurers, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and endowments - on their success at managing climate risk within their portfolios.

2017 AODP GLOBAL CLIMATE LEADERS (SELECTED NAMES)

2017 2017 NAME TYPE COUNTRY RATING RANK AAA 1 Local Government Super Pension Fund

Australia

AAA 2 Environment Agency Pension Fund Pension Fund UK AAA 3 New York State Common Retirement Pension Fund USA

Fund

AAA 3 First State Super Pension Fund

Australia

AAA 5 Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP Pension Fund

Netherlands

AAA 6 Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn Pension Fund

Netherlands

AAA 7 Kommunal Landspensjonskasse Pension Fund Norway

Gjensidige Forsikringsselskap (KLP)

AAA 8 Fjarde AP-Fonden (AP4) Pension Fund Sweden AAA 9 Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Pension Fund Finland

Insurance Company

AAA 10 Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Pension Fund Finland

Company

AAA 11 Fonds de Reserve pour les SWF France

Retraites (FRR)

AAA 15 New Zealand Superannuation Fund SWF New

Zealand

AA 24 Caisse des Depots (CDC) SWF France AA 28 California Public Employees Pension Fund USA

Retirement System (CalPERS)

AA 29 California State Teachers' Pension Fund USA

Retirement System (CalSTRS)

BBB 44 Government Pension Fund Global SWF Norway BB 56 Ireland Strategic Investment SWF Ireland

Fund (ISIF)

2017 AODP GLOBAL CLIMATE LARGEST LAGGARDS (BY AUM)

NAME COUNTRY TYPE

AUM ($ BLN)

China Investment Corporation China SWF 814 Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency Saudi Arabia SWF 654 Kuwait Investment Authority Kuwait SWF 592 SAFE Investment Company China SWF 568 Mitsui Mutual Life Insurance Japan Insurance Company 493 Zenkyoren Japan Insurance Company 477 Thrift Savings Plan USA Pension Fund 458 China Life Insurance (Group) Company China Insurance Company 445 Hong Kong Monetary Authority China SWF 406 Qatar Investment Authority Qatar SWF 304

Note: AODP says that a lack of transparency prevents it from identifying increased low carbon investment by China's institutions. Source: Asset Owners Disclosure Project

(Reporting by Claire Milhench; editing by Anna Willard)