Fiduciary duty

Fiduciary duty requires investors to incorporate all value drivers, including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, in investment decision making.

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The modern interpretation of fiduciary duty

The integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues is an increasingly standard part of the regulatory and legal requirements for institutional investors, along with requirements to consider the sustainability-related preferences of their clients and beneficiaries.

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Fiduciary duty roadmap series

Recommendations on how to fully embed the consideration of economic, social and governance (ESG) factors in the fiduciary duties of investors across 11 capital markets. Additional reports provide detailed recommendations on sustainable investment policies for the OECD, the US, Canada and China.

Fiduciary duty in the 21st century

About the fiduciary duty in the 21st century programme

An extensive research and policy engagement programme to end the debate on whether fiduciary duty is a legitimate barrier to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment practice and decision-making.

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Fiduciary duty in the 21st century final report

This report describes how the integration of economic, social and governance (ESG) issues into investment practice and decision making is an increasingly standard part of the regulatory and legal requirements for institutional investors, along with requirements to consider the sustainability-related preferences of their clients and beneficiaries.


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Fiduciary duty in the 21st century – from a legal case to regulatory clarification around ESG

Fiduciary duty in the 21st century, a collaboration between the PRI and UNEP FI with generous financial support from The Generation Foundation, contributes an extensive evidence base to end the debate on whether fiduciary duty is a legitimate barrier to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in ...