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Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing

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Angelien Kemna: Woman on a pensions mission | FTfm blog |
Angelien Kemna will effectively be responsible for the pensions savings of a quarter of all Dutch employees. FTfm’s Face to Face interview looks at the task ahead of APG’s new chief investment officer. A ngelien Kemna has been hailed by the Dutch national press as the country’s most powerful woman in finance. Three months ago, Ms Kemna started as chief investment officer of investment company APG, which looks after €205bn of assets, primarily on behalf of national civil pension fund ABP. With €200bn under management, this is one of the three largest pension funds in the world. Ms Kemna will effectively be responsible ... market research, surveys and trends
Q4 Fall 2008: Should capital be socially responsible?
Two decades ago, socially motivated investing accounted for a tiny percentage of worldwide capital. Today, U.S.-based socially responsible funds control $2.7 trillion, and investors representing $14 trillion have signed on to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investing. What influence are they having? Anne Simpson: I’ll start the conversation with a few thoughts and some questions to you both. Tim, you’re somebody who has gone from working for an organization coordinating the concerns of religious investors to the mainstream fund-management world. So you’ve made a journey as this whole movement has grown. Anne, at Norway’s ... market research, surveys and trends


Sustainable Investing Opportunities in a green market
Dec 30, 2008 ... ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing seeks to identify .... percent to $9.8 billion in 2007, with an interesting note that ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Socially Responsible Investing - Get Your Business Ethics Articles ...
550 fund firms have signed key Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), representing over US$18 trillion under management - but critical "green" issues are still not top priority for most of the industry, says the study by the Asset Management Working Group of the united Nations Envoironmental Program (UNEP) - The report : Fiduciary Responsibility – Legal and Practical Aspects of Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance Issue into Institutional Investment The PRI, formulated in 2006, is an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact, and provides a framework through which ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Are tax breaks really needede?
July 12--The Stock Exchange of Thailand has yet to consider supporting tax incentives for businesses with corporate social responsibility programmes, says Chaiyoot Chamnanlertkit, executive director of the SET Industry Development Center. The exchange would not rush to provide incentives for listed firms engaging in CSR despite the government discussing the possibility of some form of tax breaks to promote such schemes, he said. "Companies should engage in CSR based on their own goodwill and not be lured by incentives," said Mr Chaiyoot. He said the SET was in the process of conducting a survey on CSR commitments by ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Sustainable Shareholder Resolutions Gain Record Levels of Support in 2010
While the outcome of the recent climate change treaty negotiations in Copenhagen may have been disappointing, the future is looking bright. If one were to stop and evaluate the results of 2010 proxy voting, it is clear that many corporations are slowly understanding the importance of a triple bottom line approach to sustainability. While not universal, the practice of incorporating environmental and social liabilities into the financial statements of corporations, particularly after the Gulf oil spill, garnered a record level of support in the spring of 2010. In fact, for first-time ever, five of the top ten shareholder ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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Environmental, Social And Governance Investing. 161. Reserving. 163. What Are Reserves? 164. Why Do Reserves Automatically Appear For Non-Market Linked ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Environmental Performance and Financial Markets | US EPA
�Climate change and other environmental and social issues pose bottom line risks, and investors have a right to know which businesses are best positioned to compete in the emerging low-carbon global economy.� � Mindy S. Lubber , Director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk �As we can see from the number of investors now actively seeking ESG information in order to help them base investment decisions, the dichotomy between sustainability and long-term business value is false.� � Sean Gilbert , Sustainability Reporting Framework Director at the Global Reporting Initiative �There is still insufficient recognition within the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Gaining Ground – Integrating environmental, social and governance ...
process in Brazil. o Corporate governance is the strongest factor impacting on investment decisions rather than environmental or social issues. ...
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WikiAnswers - What is sri
SRI or "Socially Responsive Investment" is a means of investing to meet financial goals, but in a way that is consistent with a person's or institution's values or mission in the world. As an industry, now roughly 1 in 9 investment dollars in the United States is invested in an SRI fashion. See for a succinct article from an industry leader that explains the three levels of SRI: (1) screening, (2) community investing, and (3) shareholder engagement. ___ SRI is also known (particularly in Europe) as ESG investing -- which describes the approach as placing an emphasis on ...
Google Answers: Makers of Socially responsible investments
Hello, I'd like some help in locating a recent listing of public and private companies or their foundations, and 'pension funds' that make socially responsible investments. The list should include domestic and international companies. I am particularly interested in any socially responsible investors in the area of economic development. I do not want data on individual investors and mutual funds which make socially responsible investments. Nor do I want data on the lists of companies that qualify for 'socially responsible' investments or belong to one or the other ...