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PRI In Person '17

CalPERS pushes for carbon disclosure to boost returns

Mapping a company’s carbon footprint, or the emissions it produces, is an important and growing part of portfolio analysis at CalPERS says Anne Simpson, senior portfolio manager and director of global governance at the $307 billion fund speaking at PRI in Person 2015, the annual conference for the UN-supported international network of investors working to […]
PRI In Person '17

Culture is key in the ESG journey

Renosi Mokate, board member at Africa’s largest pension fund South Africa’s Government Employee Pension Fund, GEPF, believes that one reason the R1 trillion ($107 billion) fund so comfortably embraces ESG principles stems from South Africa’s own turbulent history. “Our investment policy has been influenced by our history,” she says, speaking at PRI in Person 2015, the annual […]
PRI In Person '17

Debate around fiduciary duty moves on

Fiduciary duty shouldn’t be a barrier to investing according to ESG principles, said Marcel Barros, executive director of Latin America’s largest pension fund, the Banco do Brasil SA, or PREVI, talking at PRI in Person 2015, the annual conference for the UN-supported international network of investors working to put Principles for Responsible Investment into practice. […]
PRI In Person '17

The importance of investment beliefs

It’s often said that investment beliefs provide the solid frame on which investment strategy can hang. Some of these Magna Carta’s are beguilingly simple, like ‘Costs Matter’. Others may enshrine beliefs like ‘A Long Term Investors Has Opportunities and Responsibilities.’ So, it was with keen interest that delegates at PRI in Person 2015, the annual […]
PRI In Person '17

Director nominations: findings from the PRI-led collaborative engagement

“At West Midlands we believe robust governance makes companies much more resilient to shocks,” says Leanne Clements, responsible investment officer at the Wolverhampton-based £11.4 billion West Midlands Pension Fund. It’s the reason why the UK local authority fund has been working with an ongoing PRI-led collaborative engagement process exploring different corporate practices around director nominations […]
PRI In Person '17

Asset owners step up battle against climate change

Spurred on by its vocal student body and a rich ESG precedent it’s no surprise that the $91 billion University of California is leading on climate change investment. “We thought about our beliefs and realised that climate change matters because it will impact our investments over the long term. We can’t afford to sit idly […]
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