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LBS Coller Institute releases findings from research on ESG integration and value in private equity
The London Business School (LBS) Coller Institute of Private Equity has released their findings from the first phase of their research into the link between ESG and value creation in private equity. Read the
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UNEP FI announces 2015 online courses
The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has announced a list of online courses it is running in the coming year. Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) The Environmental & Social Risk...
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Newly open position on the PRI Private Equity Steering Committee
The PRI is seeking signatory applications for a newly open spot on the Private Equity (PE) Steering Committee. The Steering Committee advises the PRI on the strategy and execution of the PE work stream. Please see the
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Call for case studies in support of the UNGC / RICS Best Practice Toolkit for Land, Construction and Real Estate
The UN Global Compact (UNGC) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are developing a best practice toolkit for the land, construction and real estate sector.
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Signatories vote to approve PRI governance changes
The PRI is pleased to announce that an overwhelming majority of its signatories have voted in favour of the new board governance structure and articles of association. The vote follows on from an 18-month independent review and extensive signatory consultation,...
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Open call to private equity signatories to join LP ESG due diligence working group
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is forming a working group of private equity signatories to develop a guide on due diligence questions that LPs can ask GPs pre-investment. The LP DDQ Guide will pull together existing due diligence...
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PRI GP Guide in French launched by AFIC
The PRI guidance document Integrating ESG in private equity:
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UNEP Inquiry releases its third progress report
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has published the third progress report for its Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System.
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Observations from the Lima Climate Change Conference 2014
Ahead of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, United Nations members reached an agreement in Lima on how countries should tackle climate change. Over the next three months most national governments will submit their Intended Nationally...
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Voting to approve the revised Articles of Association now open
The voting to approve the revised Articles of Association is now open
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KPMG explores links between ESG and financial performance
December 2014 - Representatives of several PRI signatories along with PRI’s Director of Policy & Research, Helene Winch, have contributed to a recently published report from KPMG - A New Vision of Value: Connecting corporate...
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Join the PRI Listed Equity Steering Committee
The PRI is issuing an open call to signatories to apply to a new Listed Equity Steering Committee which will support the work of the PRI’s Listed Equity...
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PRI announces results of its 2014 Advisory Council elections
The Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) today announced that Geeta Aiyer
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Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust sign the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has signed on to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), making it the first major U.S. brokerage to do so and putting it in league with leading institutional investors like the $300 billion California Public Employees’...