Fiduciary duty

Fiduciary duty exists to ensure that those who manage other people’s money act in the interests of beneficiaries, rather than serving their own interests.

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

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    Building on Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: A Legal Framework for Impact


    With the debate about whether fiduciary duty requires investors to integrate material ESG issues in their investment decisions now settled, the Legal Framework for Impact research report addresses fundamental legal questions about the pursuit of better real-world sustainability outcomes.

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    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.

PRI in Person 2022: Breakout 2A - Committed to net zero: tackling key implementation challenges

This session will tackle challenges around implementing net zero commitments featuring case studies, guidance and collaboration across the finance sector including through the initiatives in the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero.