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Transition Pathway Initiative | Management Quality And Carbon Performance Of Automobile Manufacturers: A Commentary
Feb 14, 2018

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The latest assessments by the Transition Pathway Initiative

Vigeo Eiris’ contribution to the European Commission’s public consultation on institutional investors and asset managers’ duties regarding sustainability
Jan 22, 2018

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Vigeo Eiris welcomes the opportunity to submit a response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the fiduciary duties of institutional investors and asset managers with regard to sustainability.

MSCI: 2018 ESG Trends to Watch
Jan 16, 2018

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This annual report highlights five current ESG trends that investors should keep front-of-mind through 2018:
1.       Sifting for Management Quality in Emerging Markets 
2.       First Steps to Climate Scenario Testing 
3.       Acceleration of ESG into Fixed Income Investing 
4.       Looking Beyond Sustainability Disclosure 
5.       The Year of the Human

Financial Institution Guidance: Soft Commodity Company Strategy to Tackle Desforestation
Dec 20, 2017


This document – co-written by CDP and Global Canopy Programme – gives financial institutions practical guidance on engaging with investee companies around deforestation-related risks and impacts. The recommendations are relevant for all companies involved in soft commodity supply chains, including palm oil, timber products, cattle products, and soy.

Link to report on CDP website.

RI & FTSE Russell Post-Webinar Report: ESG in Passive Investing
Dec 13, 2017

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The world of index-based investing is in flux as ESG integration into passive is on course to become the norm for new mandates as we enter the era of “Smart Sustainability”. It was with this in mind that FTSE Russell and Responsible Investor convened a high-level webinar in November 2017.

Thomson Reuters Webinar Report. The Sustainable Development Goals: A new tool for putting value on values?
Nov 30, 2017

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are one of the most exciting developments in responsible investment for many years. There is now real momentum amongst investors keen to see how the SDGs can unlock value.

It was with this in mind that Thomson Reuters and Responsible Investor convened a high-level webinar in November 2017.

RI MSCI Roundtable 2016
Mar 2, 2017

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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.

Schroders Dinner Dialogue
Jan 23, 2017

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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.

RI Americas 2016: Conference Gallery
Dec 16, 2016

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The RI Americas 2016 conference, Response Global Media’s flagship US, Canada and Latin America conference, was another full house with 309 attendees packing out the auditorium on December 6/7 at Bloomberg in New York, which hosts the event.

RobecoSAM Forum 2016 Conference Report
Nov 2, 2016

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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!

Webinar Report: Can FinTech and AI solve the ESG data puzzle?
Oct 18, 2016

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The ESG Data Puzzle webinar, sponsored by Thomson Reuters was viewed live by more than 300 individuals representing 200+ institutions globally and has since been viewed on demand by a further 250+ individuals.

The webinar is available on demand at RI Webinars Channel
The webinar report can be downloaded here

Webinar Report: THE NEW BOTTOM LINE - ESG as a driver of investment strategy and performance
Apr 27, 2016

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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.

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RI Asia 2016 Report (English)
Mar 21, 2016

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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.

RobecoSAM Forum 2015 Conference Report
Jan 11, 2016

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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:

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.

RI Americas 2015: Conference Gallery
Dec 22, 2015

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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.

RI INSIGHT: Responsible Property Investment 2015
Sep 29, 2015

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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.

RI INSIGHT: Switzerland 2015
Sep 16, 2015

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Sustainable and responsible investment in Switzerland is as enigmatic as the mountains that dominate the land. It has only six asset owners signed up to the PRI compared to 42 asset manager signatories and 14 service suppliers. But dig below the surface and there is much more happening amongst the country’s asset owners than the numbers reveal. This RI INSIGHT, published in association with RobecoSAM, includes interviews with ASIP, RobecoSAM, CAP Prévoyance, Nest Sammelstiftung, UBS, Ethos, Suva and Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF). It’s a fascinating market. This RI Insight report goes under the mountain to look at why more is happening in Switzerland in responsible investment than you might think.

ESG Magazine September 2015 Vol.1
Sep 1, 2015

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Long-form journalism for long-term investment issues. ESG Magazine (launched September 2015) is the first dedicated print publication for sustainability in capital markets covering responsible investing, responsible banking, sustainable insurance, sustainable finance, impact investing, corporate sustainability and more. It is published by Response Global Media, publishers of (launched September 2007), the leading daily news service covering responsible investment, ESG and sustainable finance for institutional investors globally.

RI MSCI Roundtable 2015
Jun 16, 2015

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The third annual RI MSCI Roundtable was moderated by Responsible Investor and hosted by MSCI, with participants from: Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. MN, Royal London Asset Management, RPMI Railpen and USS Investment Management. This fascinating round-table discussion is titled ‘GSE’, reversing the usual order of ESG – Environmental, Social and Governance factors. This is because for institutional investors, especially equity holders, corporate governance is the legal framework for ensuring their shareholder rights and views are respected and heard. It also tends to be the main channel (voting and engagement) through which environmental and social issues are broached. We believe the quality and breadth of this round table discussion reflects the significance of this evolution. We hope you find this report stimulating and thought provoking.

RI Europe 2015 post-conference report
Jun 8, 2015

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The 8th annual RI Europe conference (London, 2-3 June 2015) was attended by 524 delegates, representing 284 organisations from 26 countries.