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, […]
Sarah RundellSeptember 9, 2015
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 […]
Amanda WhiteMarch 4, 2015
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 […]
Amanda WhiteMarch 12, 2014
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 […]
Dan BillinghamNovember 27, 2013
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 […]
Dan BillinghamJuly 17, 2013
Responsible investment research has reached a “tipping point” in its development, says the PRI’s director of strategic development, Rob Lake, and it needs to be more closely aligned to the practical needs of front-line investors.
SAM RILEYOctober 19, 2011
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.
SAM RILEYSeptember 7, 2011