1 11, 2019

Letter from Fiona Reynolds, PRI

2019-11-01T09:39:33-07:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Socially Responsible Investment|Tags: , |

Dear US Signatories, Since its inception, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has prioritized a market-led evolution toward long-term responsible investment. PRI remains committed to active, ongoing engagement with signatories regarding significant matters affecting financial markets including environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Today the evidence of the urgent need to address sustainability issues, such as climate change, is incontrovertible—we no longer have the luxury of waiting for all market participants to accept their responsibility to contribute to a [...]

29 10, 2019

PRI asks signatories to join in effort to prod U.S. to act on responsible investment

2019-10-29T08:35:45-07:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Socially Responsible Investment|Tags: |

The United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment organization will be engaging with U.S. policymakers to help them catch up on sustainable financial policy reforms, and it is encouraging its signatories to do the same. Other countries are "acting with growing urgency to adopt measures that integrate responsible investment," but the U.S. "remains a glaring outlier" when it comes to a global policy consensus on sustainable finance, CEO Fiona Reynolds said in an Oct. 17 letter to PRI's 510 U.S. [...]

20 02, 2019

Foundations in RI

2019-02-20T09:40:34-08:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Socially Responsible Investment|Tags: |

Foundations in Responsible Investment is recognised as the international “gold standard for ESG training”. It was developed as the PRI Academy’s foundational course, focusing on the identification and implementation of ESG factors into investment decision making. The course, which takes 12 - 14 hours to complete, explores the key principles of responsible investment, uses real-life case studies to illustrate the materiality of ESG issues in business, introduces strategies for identifying and managing new approaches to ESG risk, and identifies [...]

20 02, 2019

Getting Started in RI

2019-02-20T09:37:34-08:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Socially Responsible Investment|Tags: |

Getting Started in Responsble Investment is a short, two to three hour training course designed for professionals across the business spectrum that want an insight into responsible investment. The course delivers the business case for RI and introduces new ideas to traditional investment approaches. The course explores the key principles of responsible investment, uses real-life case studies to illustrate the materiality of ESG issues in business, introduces strategies for identifying and managing new approaches to ESG, and identifies sustainability [...]

30 10, 2014

PRI exec harnessing the power of $45 trillion

2014-10-30T21:06:08-07:00October 30th, 2014|Categories: Socially Responsible Investment|Tags: , |

The woman at the helm of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and her team are on a mission to get asset owners to use their influence — and trillions of dollars in collective assets — to bring responsible investment into the mainstream, flex their engagement muscles and ensure their socially responsible behavior is used for good. “Investors have an incredible amount of power,” said Fiona Reynolds in an exclusive interview with Pensions & Investmentsat the organization’s office in [...]

25 08, 2014

Responsible investors working together can drive a silent revolution

2014-08-25T21:05:15-07:00August 25th, 2014|Categories: Sustainable Investing|Tags: , |

Far from ignoring issues such as the impact of climate change or the growth in social inequalities, there is a growing movement within the financial community to respond to these challenges by fostering responsible investments and businesses where long-term thinking is prioritised. According to recent research by NASDAQ OMX, more than one-third of capital invested by asset managers in publicly-traded companies is currently held in portfolios for at least five years – a key measure for long-term investing – the highest [...]

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 [...]

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