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In the appointment of an investment manager, asset owners are stipulating the responsible investment requirements in the mandate relationship. A crucial step to align long-term interest with sustainable outcomes.
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Responsible investment should be at the core of the relationship between asset owners and investment managers. More and more clients want it, regulators demand it and academic and industry evidence supports it. This is the starting point that explains why our work on selection, appointment and monitoring (SAM) is so crucial. These guides are designed specifically for PRI’s 550+ asset owner signatories as well as the broader asset owner community. We hope they will support large and small asset owners and their advisers to incorporate ESG factors into how they relate to, co-operate with and challenge asset managers.
Fiona Reynolds, PRI
The PRI has created a tool to evaluate and compare managers’ stewardship practices for sustainability outcomes, and a due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) which they can use to discuss this topic with investment managers.
Following the release of our technical guides on selecting, appointing and monitoring investment managers, the PRI convened a number of panel discussions to talk through how asset owners can work collaboratively with investment managers throughout the selection, appointment and monitoring process.
This due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) has been developed to help asset owners and other investors better understand and evaluate how investment managers approach sustainability outcomes stewardship, consistent with the PRI’s Active Ownership 2.0 programme.
By Toby Belsom, Director, Investment Practices, PRI, and Felix Soellner, Senior Analyst, PRI