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PRI welcomes UK Law Commission Report on fiduciary duty
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative today welcomed the UK Law Commission’s Report on the fiduciary duties of investment intermediaries, which found that consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors by...
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PRI goes from strength-to-strength as signatory assets top US$ 45 trillion
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) today announced that total signatory assets under management (AUM) grew to more than US$ 45 trillion by the end of April 2014. The number of signatories has also grown to more than 1,260...
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Realising long-term value for companies and investors
On 20 May 2014, Global Compact LEAD hosted a project meeting on its Realising Long-term Value for Companies and Investors project. The meeting brought sustainability and investor relations teams together to discuss how companies might better communicate...
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Three-year project aims to boost responsible investment
A three-year initiative to increase levels of responsible investment around the world has been kicked off by a group of 11 major institutional investment institutions.  The institutions, under the banner of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG),...
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Third of shareholders support stranded assets resolution
Shareholders in the US have produced the highest level of support yet for a resolution on the issue of stranded carbon assets.
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Comic Relief signs up to PRI
Comic Relief has become a signatory of the PRI. The globally active charity, which had an investment portfolio of £138m, signed up to the PRI on 28 May and will now work towards full implementation of the Principles.
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Consultation begins on tougher stranded assets reporting regime
Investor views are being sought on how companies can better report on their exposure to ‘carbon asset stranding risks’. The Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), a consortium of business and sustainability NGOs with links to the CDP, is inviting...
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UN Office for Disaster Reduction and PRI drive disaster risk reduction
The Principles for Responsible Investment is pleased to support the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) led R!SE initiative. R!SE brings together leading names in business, investment, insurance, the public sector, business education and...
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PRI and LEAD - overcoming the risks of short-termism
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UN Global Compact LEAD are working to overcome the risks of short-termism. Understanding the value of sustainability and communicating with investors took center stage at the recent event 'Realising...
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UNEP FI launches Corporate Real Estate Sustainability Management Framework for the financial industry
In the presence of leading real estate asset managers and investors, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) launched a report which proposes a framework for Corporate Real Estate Sustainability Management (CRESM). The...
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Public sector to get integrated reporting body
A global body is to be created to help public sector organisations develop integrated reporting – reporting that incorporates both financial and other relevant information, including ESG. The new initiative, which will include inputs from investors,...
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Vehicle manufacturers agree global sustainability standards
Fourteen global automakers have agreed to a set of broad sustainability standards that make clear what they expect from suppliers on issues such as human rights, the environment, working conditions and business ethics. The companies are all...
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Investors warned off ‘risky’ oil sands exposure
Investors seeking to reduce their exposure to the risk of stranded carbon assets should start by looking at investments in oil sands, deepwater projects and drilling in the arctic, a study has concluded. The new report 'Carbon Supply Cost...
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Investors say court ruling shouldn't derail conflict minerals plans
Companies in the US are being urged to continue with plans to upgrade their reporting on conflict minerals after a court ruling upheld most new rules on the topic that have been introduced by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
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PRI appoints Carnstone Partners to undertake governance review
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has appointed Carnstone Partners LLP as the independent advisor to carry out a review of its governance. Eight firms responded to the PRI’s Request for Proposals (RfP) for an independent expert to carry...