The Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative at New America, in partnership with the Fletcher School at Tufts University, has released its 2021 rankings of the 30 world-leading responsible, sustainable long-term investors.
Amanda White, director of institutional content at Conexus Financial, dives into the past, present and future of responsible investment with PRI’s founding executive director, James Gifford, and current outgoing CEO, Fiona Reynolds.
Based on empirical evidence alone, funds that insource or internalise end up with better outcomes, both on a net and gross value-added basis, according to CEM Benchmarking data which draws from the evidence of some 300 funds in 17 major pension markets around the world representing $11 trillion of assets.
Africa's largest pension fund has redrawn its mandate with its asset manager PIC introducing a clause around consequence management that leaves the PIC liable in the event of inappropriate investment decisions. Elsewhere the fund has just raised the ceiling on its ability to invest more overseas.
Professors at Oxford University, Richard Barker and Bob Eccles, outline the key factors for success of the International Sustainability Standards Board, which was announced at COP26. They say investors need to visibly and vocally encourage both companies and regulators to support the ISSB.
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