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Paul Verney

Paul joined RI’s editorial team in 2017 and has developed a particular interest in shareholder engagement and ESG voting. His journalistic beat also includes developments in the banking sector around sustainability. Paul holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy from King’s College London.
Generali Investments’ François Humbert talks to Responsible Investor about the Bayer joint statement, ‘tactical empathy’ and ‘engagement alpha’.
AFM publishes guidelines on sustainability claims, describing the use of SFDR classifications in product promotion as ‘undesirable’.
EU flags in front of European Commission building in Brussels
EU financial watchdogs see overall improvements in disclosure and supervisory monitoring on PAI indicators but notes ‘incorrect references’ being used by national supervisors in survey responses.
German pharma and life sciences giant says changes and disclosure prompted by investor dialogue has improved its investability and ESG ratings.
Fonds de Compensation awards €1.25bn in three sustainability mandates.
Two background conversations suggest more common ground than one might expect between those involved in filing ESG shareholder resolutions and the asset managers assessing them.
Annual survey of Australian responsible investment landscape finds managers refining claims as regulators crackdown on greenwashing.
Kurt Gottschall, who spent more than 20 years at the SEC, tells Responsible Investor that the regulator's ESG taskforce may be a ‘paper tiger’.
Proliferation of projects has become 'unmanageable' but investors wary of reputational risk of exiting.
Asset owners push case for impact, as HSBC bank’s pension fund warns of ‘disrepute’ without greater connectivity between sustainability standards and financial reporting ones.

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