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Addressing shortcomings in current corporate reporting

Investors don’t have access to all the information they need today. Raj Thamotheram, Mark Van Clieaf and Alan Willis ask: why aren’t investors (and their clients) demanding it? Without relevant, timely and reliable information, investors are unable to make informed long-term investment decisions. The efficiency of capital markets in allocating invested funds – the only real value of […]
Investor Profile

The Pension Trust: many schemes, one trust

“We are slightly unusual,” admits David Adkins, chief investment officer of The Pensions Trust (TPT), the £5.5-billion ($8.7-billion) pension fund founded after the end of World War II to provide retirement benefits for social workers. Talking from the trust’s Moorgate headquarters in London, Adkins explains how its umbrella structure has grown to provide pensions for […]
Hermes Fund Managers

Hermes Responsible Ownership Principles

Hermes Ownership Principles address a simple question: What should owners expect of listed companies and what should these companies expect from their owners? The expectations set out in this document are derived from Hermes extensive experience as an active and engaged shareholder. This experience suggests that there are a number of reasons companies fail in […]
Investor Profile

ESG alpha solution
in a labyrinth

More than 1000 asset owners and service providers have signed up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, and yet the question on everyone’s lips remains how to actually integrate sustainability into the investment process and ultimately add alpha. Bill Mills, managing partner of Highland Good Steward Management, has an idea and a platform […]
News

Broader engagement at UNPRI

The United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI) will expand its focus beyond the micro focus of ESG implementation for its signatories to include thought-leadership research and public and policy debate, writes Amanda White. James Gifford, executive director at UNPRI, said the new strategy came out of its board meeting last week in Australia and […]
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$20 trillion call for action on climate change

A joint statement from a group of 285 investors representing more than $20 trillion has called for a binding international legal framework that will provide the long-term certainty needed to encourage the large-scale private investment necessary to tackle climate change.
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