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Looking forward with the PRI

Encouraging investors to integrate impact into their decision making will be a key priority for the PRI over the next three years. The organisation wants its signatories to increasingly shift their thinking to incorporate risk, return and impact, says CEO Fiona Reynolds.
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Investors wary of a fragmented world

As geopolitical risks increasingly stalk developed markets, asset owners sifting through the noise for long-term trends believe a fragmented world is here to stay. We spoke to CalSTRS, OPTrust, PFA and USS about the impact on their portfolios.
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Car industry divided by race to zero

The car industry is a stark case study in the unstoppable momentum in a race to zero that will leave behind old-school manufacturers. According to champion of COP26, Nigel Topping, Detroit’s car manufacturers risk Armageddon by staying in the fossil fuel industry while European and Chinese.
Sustainability

Time to change the curriculum

Finance education needs to move away from neo-classical economics towards a more holistic approach including sustainability, philosophy and ethics. Robeco is actively engaging with leading universities in The Netherlands to change the curriculum.
Sustainability

Virtual AGMs stop robust engagement

Watered-down shareholder participation at AGMs, due to virtual meetings during the pandemic, is sounding alarm bells at APG, the largest pension fund in Europe, where collaboration with other asset owners and organisations is the beating heart of its ESG strategy and a central tenet to its stewardship response to the pandemic.
Sustainability

Robeco eyes new engagement portfolios

The future of active investment will be grounded in engagement. Robeco is in the process of designing new portfolios so the manager engages with every portfolio company. Engagement specialist, Peter van der Werf explains how engagement drives returns.
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China ESG risk: the next unknown

One of the most important, upcoming challenges at CalSTRS is how the fund should evaluate Chinese investments from a human capital and environmental standpoint, says Chris Ailman, chief investment officer at the giant pension fund.
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