3 04, 2020

UN PRI COVID-19 signatory update

2020-04-03T15:08:25-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Socially Responsible Investment|Tags: , |

Over the past month at PRI we have been hard at work contingency planning, reshaping our organisational strategy and ways of working in response to the Covid-19 crisis, as I’m sure many of you have also been doing. We’ve been seeking firstly to ensure the health and safety of all our global staff, but importantly also putting plans in place to enable us to continue to deliver on our commitments to you wherever we can. More than that, we’ve [...]

5 02, 2014

Royal London: sustainable investors should consider health and safety

2014-02-05T21:58:30-08:00February 5th, 2014|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , , |

Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has pointed out the benefits of taking health and safety issues into consideration when selecting investments. The firm’s Review of Sustainable Investing looks at the steps the firm has taken to ensure sustainability over the last year and trends in the area. The firm points out that following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP’s price dropped by 54% and dividends were suspended for the year following the clean up operation. This event demonstrates that [...]

5 02, 2014

Sustainable investment an ‘irreversible trend’, says ING exec

2014-02-05T21:56:11-08:00February 5th, 2014|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , , |

The sustainable investment movement has been described as an “irreversible trend” by Jeron Bos, head of global equity research at ING Investment Management. Writing for Fund Web, he states, “The importance of responsible investing has increased substantially in recent years and is gradually entering the mainstream investment arena, set to become an irreversible trend.” He accredits events such as the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Bangladesh factory collapse last year for rising awareness of environmental, social and governance [...]

27 01, 2014

UN PRI and Responsible Investing: Principles That Include Metrics

2014-01-28T22:48:23-08:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , , |

At this year’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the global elite have once again discussed how to invest for more stable and sustainable economies. So there is no better time to remind companies and investors of the importance to measure not only their financial but also their non-financial performance. Or as Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, reminded us yesterday during a breakfast on “The New Leadership Contract” hosted by Oxford’s Saïd Business School and Heidrick [...]