Moving to a discussion of these results, the purpose of this study was to explore participants' views of terminology used in the AODP field and the types of meanings drawn from these often-used terms.
Based on the results of this study, the authors concluded that further research in the area of terminology in the AODP field is needed.
"Such is the sheer scale and potential reach of climate risk that any fund cannot claim to be looking after the long-term interests of its beneficiaries if it is not managing the components of climate risk," says John Hewson, AODP chairman.
The primary hurdle for sustainable managers to overcome, according to the AODP's analysis, is that long-term risk strategies must play out in a financial marketplace that has become more concerned with short-termism and trading opportunities than long-term risk-management or value creation.
The X rating was awarded when AODP researchers could discover no positive evidence that a fund was managing climate change risk.
The annual survey polls the world's 1,000 largest asset owners, as tracked by the AODP.
One purpose of the above AODP (2006) and the NMC (2006) standards is to ensure that all students who complete their programmes are fit for practice.
However, mentors in the clinical environment are seen as facilitators, supervisors and assessors (AODP 2006).
Mentors are required to hold appropriate qualifications (AODP 2006, NMC 2006).