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PRI In Person '17

Elroy Dimson: The motives behind responsible investment

There are three primary motives for investors to act responsibly, argues Elroy Dimson, chairman of the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management, Cambridge Judge Business School and Emeritus Professor of Finance at the London Business School, speaking on the first day of the UN-supported PRI in Person conference at London’s ICC, ExCel conference centre. The first is complicity, […]
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Historical sector returns and the future of investing

Analysing equity market returns over a very long period – 1900 to 2014 – reveals a dramatic transformation in the dominance of certain sectors. Elroy Dimson, chair of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School, and emeritus professor of finance at London Business School, outlined the lessons investors can take from […]
Analysis

PRI governance review to look at differential rights

The PRI has received many queries following the move by six Danish funds to abdicate as signatories over governance concerns. The association is holding a governance review that among other things will discuss the prospect of differential rights among signatories.   When six Danish funds, with a combined $300 billion, decided to leave the PRI […]
Research

A new understanding of responsible investing preferences

Investors with a large proportion of educated female members have extra reason to take socially responsible investing seriously, but can possibly relax about poor returns. That is a fascinating finding of Rachel Pownall, an associate professor of Tilburg University, who has published groundbreaking work on the nuances of responsible investing. Pownall, together with Arian Borgers […]
Investor Profile

Danish pension fund goes beyond home bias

Affluent small European nations such as Denmark easily count among the world’s most outward-looking places, and DKK 95-billion ($16.4-billion) investor Unipension clearly casts its eyes far and wide from its headquarters in suburban Copenhagen. While nearly all investors look for some exposure in the world’s key markets, Unipension has enhanced its international focus by actively […]
News

Ag investors release responsible investment principles

A group of eight institutional investors has launched a guiding set of principles for responsible investment in farmland, which forms part of a UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) push to provide practical guidelines for specific asset classes.
In Conversation

UNPRI looks for new horizons

The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is focused on expanding into China, India and the Middle East and driving environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration beyond equities and property and into other asset classes, says PRI executive director James Gifford.
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