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Fiduciary duty in the 21st century

PRI, UNEP FI and Generation Foundation publish Ohio roadmap

2018-06-21T09:55:00+01:00

The PRI, UNEP FI, and The Generation Foundation have today published an Ohio roadmap as part of the fiduciary duty in the 21st century project.

The PRI publishes its second report on ESG in credit risk analysis and ratings

2018-06-13T09:20:00+01:00

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today launched a new report, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings – part 2: exploring the disconnects, examining the gaps between investors and credit ratings agencies (CRAs) highlighted in its seminal work, Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings – part 1: ...

PRI and ERM launch guidance on ESG monitoring, reporting and dialogue in private equity

2018-06-13T08:46:00+01:00

The PRI has today launched guidance on ESG monitoring, reporting and dialogue in private equity, in partnership with ESG consulting firm ERM.

The PRI releases investor guide on corporate climate lobbying

2018-05-31T09:55:00+01:00

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has launched a new guide - Converging on climate lobbying: aligning corporate practice with investor expectations - to help investors engage with portfolio companies on their direct and indirect lobbying practices related to climate policy.

European Commission releases new legislative proposals on financing sustainable growth

2018-05-24T10:32:00+01:00

Today the European Commission released the first legislative package under the Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth.

PRI launches investor guide on corporate tax disclosure

2018-05-17T12:18:00+01:00

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today launched new guidance for investors—Evaluating and engaging on corporate tax transparency: An investor guide—to assist them with engaging the companies in their portfolios on greater tax disclosure.

The PRI's vote declaration system is live

2018-05-03T09:35:00+01:00

In response to demand for more dedicated proxy voting tools, the PRI built an online form for signatories to – voluntarily – communicate how they intend to vote on shareholder proposals at company AGMs.

EBSA issues new guidance on ESG, shareholder engagement by plan fiduciaries

2018-04-25T08:36:00+01:00

This past Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB), which advised that fiduciaries of ERISA covered plans must avoid too readily treating ESG issues as being economically relevant to any particular investment choice.

Transition Pathway Initiative to partner with PRI

2018-04-12T11:18:00+01:00

The PRI and the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) are delighted to announce a partnership that will see the PRI provide support and secretariat services to TPI.

Green Finance Taskforce report: UK poised to become green finance leader

2018-04-12T11:09:00+01:00

The PRI has welcomed the UK Green Finance Taskforce’s report, Accelerating Green Finance.

Quarterly update: fixed income investors start to see benefits of ESG integration

2018-04-11T14:22:00+01:00

Once the provenance of equities, ESG considerations have been moving slowly but steadily into fixed income.

The PRI examines how ESG engagement can benefit fixed income investors

2018-04-03T09:01:00+01:00

As part of the PRI’s commitment to provide further guidance on responsible investment practices in specific asset classes, it has today launched ESG Engagement for Fixed Income Investors: Managing Risks, Enhancing Returns, which shows that bondholders are increasingly engaging on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in order to better ...

PRI, UNEP FI, Generation Foundation and IIGF publish China roadmap on investor duties

2018-03-27T15:42:00+01:00

The PRI, UNEP FI, The Generation Foundation and the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) have today published the report, Investor duties and ESG integration in China, which recommends that investors should integrate ESG issues in their investment decision-making processes as part of fulfilling their duties towards their beneficiaries.

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PRI, Baker McKenzie review urges Australian government to endorse TCFD recommendations

2018-03-21T14:25:00+00:00

The PRI and global law firm Baker McKenzie today announced the release of a market review, which provides guidance on how the TCFD recommendations can be implemented in Australia.

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LatinSIF members join forces with the PRI

2018-03-16T16:15:00+00:00

The LatinSIF today announced that it is ceasing its operations and encouraging its members to join forces with the PRI as a way to further enhance and support responsible investing strategies across Latin America.

The PRI launches asset owner manager selection guide

2018-03-15T16:24:00+00:00

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today launched new guidance for asset owners—Enhancing relationships and investment outcomes with ESG Insight—to assist them with ESG-related issues in the investment manager selection, appointment and monitoring process.

Pri board members ring the bell for gender equality

63 stock exchanges ring bells to say gender equality good for business

2018-03-12T13:32:00+00:00

For the fourth year, a global collaboration of stock exchanges around the world committed to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,” to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March 2018).

European Commission releases action plan for financing sustainable growth

2018-03-08T13:22:00+00:00

The European Commission has today released its Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth, which will implement recommendations based on the EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) final report released last month.

The PRI launches asset owner strategy guide

2018-03-07T16:44:00+00:00

The guide highlights why asset owners should craft a clear and explicit investment strategy.

The PRI, WWF publish new report on water risks in the supply chain

2018-03-07T16:40:00+00:00

The document outlines why and how investors engage with companies on agricultural supply chain water risk.

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In the press

Alpha Q | ESG guidance published by PRI and ERM for private equity sector

Financial Times | Bond investors discover powers of persuasion on governance

Financial Times | Bondholders use refinancing as leverage to push companies on ESG

Responsible investor | Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Europe's leadership

Board agenda | Cybersecurity is a key corporate governance concern

Financial News | 'Tis the season for shareholders to take an ethical stance

Caixin | Opinion: beyond the botton line

Pensions and Investments | EBSA issues new guidance on ESG, shareholder engagement by plan fiduciaries

Bloomberg | Labor Department Says Do-Good Investments Are Not Always ‘Prudent’

Le figaro| Les PRI saluent la publication d'un rapport sur la finance verte au Royaume-Uni

Investments and Pensions Europe | ESG moves unsettle

Responsible Investor | Responsible investing in China

FT | Few companies link perks to climate change targets

Responsible Investor| Momentum shifts towards more integration of sustainability in credit ratings

Global Finance | Green bonds take the silk road to new respectability

L’agefi | La gestion française en pointe sur l’ESG

L’agefi | Les réglementations positives amènent des transformations profondes

Pensions & Investments | Investors, managers given role to play in Europe’s future sustainable financial system

Wired | Apparently, we can let the stock market fight climate change

Environmental Finance | 89% of PRI signatories have dialogue on ESG issues

South China Morning Post | Why China has yet to catch the wave of global responsible investing

Top1000funds | Europe sets the stage for ESG reform

Börsen-Zeitung | Investoreninitiative will Umwelt-, Sozial- und Führungsthemen stärker in Ratings einbeziehen lassen

The Sydney Morning Herald | Australia cops UN investor slap on climate policy as ‘green paradox’ looms

The Asset | ESG progress faster than investors’ expectations, says PRI country head

Bloomberg | Climate change could make borrowing more expensive

FT | Fund managers stand with nuns in fight against virtual AGMs

Environmental Finance | The role of ESG in fiduciary duty

Pensions & Investments | UK government considers broadening social impact decision-making for retirement plans

Top1000funds | PRI demands ESG action from consultants

Pensions & Investments | PRI: Investment consultants not taking ESG issues into account

Reuters | Oil giants unlikely to share coal's fate, for now

Financial News | Change corporate pay structures to tackle short-termism

Reuters | Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

Pensions & Investments | Principles for Responsible Investment names first head of China

Board agenda | The barriers to getting more women on boards can be overcome

Board agenda | European survey: boards struggle with culture

Top1000funds | ESG policy initiatives gain momentum

FT | Companies with strong ESG credentials make better investments

L'agefi | Towards PRI 2.0

Pensions & Investments | Face to face with Fiona Reynolds, Principles for Responsible Investment

Top1000funds | Asset owners must flex muscle: panel

South China Morning Post | Environmental, social and governance concerns creep up corporate and government agendas

Top1000funds | Credit-risk analysts weighing ESG

I&PE | Principles for Responsible Investment hires first head of China

Environmental Finance | ESG can't stand still in a changing world

Asialaw | Japan revises stewardship code to target voting records disclosure and governance structures

Top 1000 funds | PRI moves on reporting, data

Forbes | Investors squeezing oil & gas developers to cut methane

Asia Asset Management | Gaining value from values

Forbes | How companies can lead fight $150 billion human trafficking trade