ESG Magazine re-launches as 100% digital publication

From today, the magazine will be freely available via the ESG Magazine app.

Today, we proudly launch the first fully digital edition of ESG Magazine, the quarterly on-line magazine available free of charge to readers that sign in to the new ESG Magazine app.

Current subscribers to Responsible Investor and readers who have previously registered to access our services, such as the PDF of ESG Magazine print edition, can sign in quickly to the app with their username and password. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it by clicking the following link and then signing in with the new password.

New readers will be asked to register when they log-in to the app. It’s very quick and easy.
If you experience problems with your password please email our Subscription Customer Services at:

To celebrate our digital launch issue, we are issuing three publications in one:

  • ESG Magazine issue 7, Spring 2017
  • ESG Insight: Japan special report
  • ESG Insight: Thematic Environmental Investing

To access ESG Magazine on your browser or download the app for FREE:
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ESG Magazine is produced on a HTML based app, which is light on memory storage space for smart phones/tablets where many of you now consume your media.
It also enables us to publish more interactive content such as video and podcasts within the ESG Magazine app. Importantly, there is a lot of simple, but interesting functionality within the ESG Magazine app that we believe can benefit you in your day-to-day work.
A quick scroll down movement once you’ve clicked into the edition brings up the tool bar at the top of each page/article.Using the bullet menu at the top right hand corner on any page allows you to forward content quickly and easily (via mail, message or social media) to colleagues and peers via the share button, or ‘scrapbook’ any articles you want to save for future reading.
The burger bar (top left) gives you the drop down contents menu to access any article in the issue by clicking on the title.
This issue of ESG Magazine will download automatically to your tablet/smartphone so you can read it even if you’re not on-line. You will also be notified within the app of new ESG-related publications.
Readers of ESG Magazine will know that it is the first dedicated digital publication for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in financial markets.
Published quarterly, it covers the increasingly important nexus of sustainability and financial returns within capital markets and economies with a focus on institutional/private investment, banking, insurance, impact investing, and CSR/investor relations.
Its aim is to show how vitally important ESG issues hang together in markets in terms of their financial and social importance. It is also a showcase for the issue that we cover within our suite of global RI events which are among the most respected in the financial services industry.
The app also houses our regular ESG Insight special, in-depth reports on specific sustainability themes and markets.
ESG Magazine comes from the same media stable – Response Global Media – that publishes (RI), the leading daily online news service covering responsible investment, ESG and sustainable finance for institutional investors globally.
You, or your colleagues, can sign up here for a free, no-strings 28-day trial to RI and keep up to date with the fast moving news in the sector.
We continue to invest significantly in producing the best possible content and events for the institutional finance sector.
We hope you will enjoy reading and sharing the new look, digital ESG Magazine.
As ever, we’re here to help you with any questions and look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments.

With very best wishes,
Hugh Wheelan, Tony Hay and the team at Response Global Media.

ESG Magazine Issue 7, Spring 2017

Can Fintech drive sustainable development?
If the right technical and regulatory frameworks are in place, then tech hubs can be the start of system change.

High ESG scores and improvements boost emerging markets returns, study shows.
Communication by companies could be the key to better confidence pricing

Trump puts US shareholders on defense
Major investors fear the new President will throttle proxy advisory firms and tie the SEC’s hands to please corporate supporters.

The thin line between financial and sustainability reporting
As the centuries-old debates on the rules of financial reporting broaden into so-called non-financial information, ESG Magazine looks at how accounting, audit regulations and practices might evolve.


ESG Interview: Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment:
The recently appointed UN Environment head talks about green inclusive finance to spearhead the shift to a low carbon economy

How asset owners aim to keep to the 2 degrees target:
The Transition Pathway Initiative is mapping out the action points for investor engagement.

State of Berlin creates ESG index to aid divestment
The move is part of a plan to divest reserve funds from fossil fuel, nuclear and arms companies.

How a student fossil free divestment campaign turned into an investment fund:
The Brown Sustainable Investment Fund was the fruit of student rallies, petitions and debate at Brown University: here’s the story of how it happened.

Investors tackle companies over fracking risks
The PRI is working with investors on industry data and has a new guide out on related engagement.

The hurdle to environmental investing in the Asia-Pacific
The region is facing numerous environmental challenges. Can the region’s institutional investors help?


ICCR develops guide for companies and investors on ethical recruitment
A detailed examination of eight companies in high risk sectors that are actively looking at reducing human rights risks through recruitment policies.

Hey investor! Are you an unwitting slave holder?
Human trafficking robs tens of millions of men, women and children of their basic human rights and is a serious reputational business risk. But clear steps can make a big difference.

IORPs II: The EU directive that could filter ESG into the global pensions industry
The UK Pensions Regulator has urged trustees to “wake up and smell the coffee” with regards to ESG risk management.

Socially beneficial soap, pesticide-free apples, free-range chicken, and other investment tales….
PGGM and UBS are asking themselves what constitutes a positive impact within their portfolio holdings.

Growing industry of immigration detention poses severe risks to investors
Institutions should be wary of association with immigration detention operations where the risk of gross human rights abuses is high: a case in point from Australia.

Giving ESG its dues: the challenges for the fund selector:
We need to see more than punchy CEO platitudes or a flashy website to gauge if a funds house has truly embedded sustainability.

Getting down with the KIDs:
The EU’s consumer protection agenda for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) is a complex story, with a major chapter still to be written for responsible investors.

ESG Café

The Challenger:
Talking tough with Trump on the low carbon transition: The US President listens to business and investment leaders: that’s why they must man up on climate!