NEWS

Ethics not returns drive AP7’s ESG policy

Returns are a secondary consideration to the ethical values of members when framing the socially responsible investment policy of Swedish fund AP7. AP7’s head of communications, Johan Floren, says that the fund is less concerned with socially responsible investment (SRI) as a driver of returns rather than as a reflection of the values and ethics... Read more »
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.
IN CONVERSATION

Doctor prescribes profitable dose of ESG

Dr Raj Thamotheram, one of the brains behind the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, is critical of the slow integration of ESG (environment, social and governance) issues into many fund managers’ processes.