The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has seen strong signatory growth within the US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region over recent months.
The first two months of 2014 saw the PRI add 30 new signatories to the growing list of more than 1200 that have signed on to the Principles. Among these are organisations such as Cornerstone Capital (United States), AQR Capital Management (United States), Ignis Asset Management (United Kingdom), Credit Suisse Private Banking and Wealth (Switzerland), Atlantes Operações Estruturadas (Brazil) and Laguna Bay Pastoral Company (Australia).
PRI Managing Director, Fiona Reynolds said “the acceptance of the Principles by these large global organisations adds considerable weight to the establishment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as a serious investment risk. This shows that the investment community are now understanding the potential for ESG factors to threaten long-term investment returns and undermine the stability of financial markets worldwide”.
These new signatories join more than 1,200 of the world’s leading asset owners, investment managers and service providers to both participate in and advocate the importance of integrating ESG factors on behalf of investors.
Aeon Investment Management (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
AQR Capital Management, USA
Atlantes Operações Estruturadas, Brazil
Babson Capital Management LLC, USA
Bell Asset Management, Australia
Bocap Investment Ltd, Finland
Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc., USA
Church Commissioners for England, UK
CONINCO Explorers in finance SA, Switzerland
Cornerstone Capital, USA
Credit Suisse Private Banking & Wealth Management, Switzerland
Didner & Gerge Fonder AB, Sweden
EBG Investment Solutions AG, Switzerland
Ekkio Capital, France
Espiga Capital, Spain
Ethical Screening, UK
Evangelische Darlehnsgenossenschaft eG, Germany
Freycinet Investments Limited, Canada
Ignis Asset Management UK
Infinitas Asset Management Ltd, Australia
Intervalor AB, Sweden
Kerogen Capital, Cayman Islands
Laguna Bay Pastoral Company, Australia
Lexington Partners L.P., USA
Miura Private Equity, Spain
Newbury Partners, USA
Qualitas Equity Partners, Spain
VERKA Kirchliche Pensionskasse VVaG, Germany