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The paper discusses how investors might analyse the climate change and carbon-related characteristics of their portfolios and of specific asset classes. It offers a series of practical suggestions to other asset owners, asset managers and other stakeholders on the role that carbon footprinting might play in modern portfolio management.
The 5th annual RI / MSCI ESG Research Round Table was held in Singapore on the topic: ‘Stewardship and ESG Integration in the Asia-Pacific region: Key blockages and accelerators for greater Stewardship and ESG Integration in the region in comparison to other regions.’ A superb range of speakers took this opportunity to really drill down into this fascinating topic and the insights and expertise shown was truly exceptional. We believe the quality and breadth of this round table discussion reflects not only the importance of the issue – but also the speed the market has evolved. We hope you find this report stimulating and thought provoking.
Dinner dialogue: the future of ESG client reporting in 3 courses Senior leaders from the European asset owner and asset manager communities joined Schroders and Responsible Investor for a high-level dinner discussion on the future of ESG reporting from fund managers to clients, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving regulatory landscape (COP21, TFCD, IORP Directive, Stewardship/Shareholder Rights/Non-Financial Reporting Directive, etc.) Discussion questions included: What is the level of investor awareness of current ESG reporting initiatives/regulations? Why are these regulations being introduced, and how will they have to be adopted? What do asset owners want to see? Are fund managers transparent enough about how they integrate ESG into investment strategies? What pressure are they/will they be under to do so? This free, downloadable, quick-to-read report is the account of the dinner discussion, available via the FREE Download (PDF) link above.
The RobecoSAM Forum 2016 (22-23 September, Zurich) featured two days of targeted presentation and discussion focused on demonstrating the value chain of sustainable finance from societal expectations to companies, asset owners and fund managers in order to achieve better long-term investment results. Discussion themes included: · Is it possible for long termism to overcome short termism? · Integrating sustainability: the challenges and opportunities of asset owners · Building the “data”-bridge between investors and sustainable professionals · Connecting to clients through Sustainability Investing · Integrating sustainability in a quantitative investment approach And many more. Download the write-up of the event here!
THE NEW BOTTOM LINE webinar, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, was viewed live by more than 600 individuals representing 300+ institutions globally and has since been viewed on demand by a further 200+ individuals. The webinar is available on demand at responsible-investor.com/web1
RI Asia 2016, hosted by JPX at the Tokyo Stock Exchange and in partnership with the PRI, was attended by more than 340 delegates over two days on 23-24 February. Download the RI Asia 2016 report (English) here. RI Asia 2017 will be held at the Tokyo Stock Exchange on 25-26 April 2017.
This year’s RobecoSAM Forum takes place in Zurich on September 22-23, 2016 gathering together some of the world’s top investors and ESG subject experts to debate the most important current and rising sustainable investing matters. For further information about the 2016 event, please e-mail: forum@robecosam.com Last year’s conference gives a clear indication of the breadth and calibre of discussion with specialist panels on obesity, gender, climate change and fossil fuel investment, big data security, and sustainability impact. Click here to read the report of the recent 2015 conference, Includes keynotes by the author of Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and Disease: Dr Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, and Tomas Sedlacek, the Czech economist and author of bestseller, the Economics of Good and Evil.
Responsible Investor is pleased to announce that our 7th annual RI Americas conference, hosted at Bloomberg’s MPR auditorium, was a great success. The December event held in New York attracted 330+ delegates from across the globe to take advantage of the unique networking opportunities and listen to our 44 industry-leading speakers including keynotes from: Anne Simpson, Investment Director of Global Governance, CalPERS; Hilde Jervan, Chief Advisor, Council of Ethics for The Norwegian Pension Fund Global; Sasja Beslik, Head of Responsible Investment, Nordea; Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment Officer, Coller Capital.
All the events in a clear day-by-day diary.
Responsible Property Investment highlights best practice in environmental, social and sustainable property investment with contributions from Cohen & Steers, Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, EPRA, GRESB, NAREIT and PGGM.

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