A review of the legal barriers to investing for sustainability impact in 11 jurisdictions gives confidence to investors wanting to re-think old investment paradigms and include impact alongside risk and return.
Investors around the globe are stepping up their active ownership practices but CEO of PRI, Fiona Reynolds, argues that some regulatory proposals in the US and Australia could create ineffective and burdensome disclosure obligations on proxy advisors.
Celebrated economist Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia Business School, says the slowness in developing a comprehensive approach to debt in emerging markets and developing countries will result in a weaker global recovery. He urged for a restructuring of debt in a coordinated approach between the public and private sector.
This week the PRI launched its new three-year strategy which enables continued delivery of its 10-year Blueprint for Responsible Investment. Martin Skancke and Fiona Reynolds discuss the strategy which comes at a significant moment for the organisation and its global signatories as well as for the wider responsible investment movement.
Investors from Schroders, Trillium and PensionDanmark discuss how a changing regulatory picture and the economics of sustainable investment are coming together to create a tipping point in ESG, but they warn their peers to look beyond the label to what is on the inside.
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.
When leading asset owners work with managers, they incorporate ESG issues into contracts and threaten to terminate relationships due to materialising ESG issues. To help make ESG considerations mainstream in investment management contracts the PRI has released a guide for investors on the manager selection and monitoring process.