Each and every one of us can, in our own particular way, do our bit for sustainable development. That includes investors! To this end, in 2006, the United Nations inaugurated their Principles for Responsible Investment, or “PRIs”, for short. For more information, please consult our website : https://www.candriam.com/en/professional/market-insights/sri
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Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI • Global megatrends and how the Principles and ESG integration can address these risks • The role of the PRI and its accountability framework – initial findings from the accountability and differentiation consultation • Where next - outline the blueprint consultation and its objectives o The mechanisms to increase accountability and promote diversity across the PRI signatory base, including whether PRI should delist signatories that make no progress implementing the Principles and publicly grade signatories according to their level of progress. o A Statement of Purpose for the financial system and the characteristics that deliver on this purpose o The potential to add a 7th Principle to focus investors on the need to address systemic risks o The role of the PRI in fostering greater action and improved reporting on investment activities that support the Sustainable Development Goals • Measuring impact - what does success look like over the next decade and what should the role of PRI be
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https://blueprint.unpri.org Through an ambitious agenda for the next 10 years, we plan to tackle some of the most pressing ESG issues in the world today, from climate change to challenging the barriers around a more sustainable financial system. Our Blueprint will shape the future of responsible investment for the next decade and beyond. Through nine priority areas outlined in the Blueprint, we will encourage its signatories to become more active owners, to inspire leadership, and support sustainable investment strategies, leading to prosperous and inclusive societies for future generations. We look forward to the day when all investment will be responsible.
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Leading PRI figures, including former chair Donald MacDonald, define and explain modern concepts of responsible investment and talk about the need for global collaboration. With thanks to FreedomLab Future Studies for production of the video.
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Read more at: https://www.unepfi.org/banking/bankingprinciples/ In November 2018, the CEOs of 28 major banks from five continents, representing over USD 17 trillion in assets, have launched the Principles for Responsible Banking for global public consultation. With these Principles, banks commit to align their strategy, portfolio and business practice with the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. To do so, signatory banks must set, publish and report on targets addressing their most significant impact. Thus, the Principles for Responsible Banking are set to become the new standard and benchmark against which to evaluate banks’ sustainability performance and provide shareholders with guidance for stewardship and engagement with the banking sector. Speakers: Will Martindale, Director of Policy and Research, Principles for Responsible Investment; Simone Dettling, Banking Team Lead, UN Environment Finance Initiative; Nathalie Jaubert, Deputy Head of CSR, BNP Paribas; Elsa Palanza, Head of Citizenship, Barclays; Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management
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Video Software we use: https://amzn.to/2KpdCQF Ad-free videos. You can support us by purchasing something through our Amazon-Url, thanks :) The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative is an international network of investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible Investment into practice.Its goal is to understand the implications of sustainability for investors and support signatories to incorporate these issues into their investment decision making and ownership practices.In implementing the Principles, signatories contribute to the development of a more sustainable global financial system.The Principles are voluntary and aspirational. ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- License: Public domain ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- This channel is dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision. Article available under a Creative Commons license Image source in video
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In 2006, the UN has set out six Principles for Responsible Investment to encourage investors to integrate Environment, Social & Governance issues within their investment decision making process. Learn more about ESG issues: http://bit.ly/2k8rmoO
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Biblically Responsible Investing, or BRI, is often a mis-understood term. In this slide show presentation, CIF provides information on the foundations of what BRI is, and how it is incorporated by CIF Member Firms.
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Each and every one of us can, in our own particular way, do our bit for sustainable development. That includes investors! To this end, in 2006, the United Nations inaugurated their Principles for Responsible Investment, or “PRIs”, for short. For more information, please consult our website : https://www.candriam.com/en/professio...
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Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) combines investing with doing good - what's not to like? Well... a few issues crop up when implementing SRI. As they say: many a slip twixt cup and lip. --------------------- http://www.curreencapital.com twitter: @curreencr
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The PRI identifies over 300 policy instruments across the world's 50 largest economies that either encourage or require responsible investment, half of which have been introduced since 2014. The trend is towards regulatory frameworks that make explicit reference to ESG incorporation. This session will include policymaker and investor reflections on: The growth in responsible investment regulation Examples of regulation, including the IORP II Directive, the Japanese stewardship code and the US Financial CHOICE Act Future policy frameworks for sustainable development Niall Bohan, Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission Amy Borrus, Deputy Director, Council of Institutional Investors Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy & Research, PRI Amane Fujimoto, Deputy Director, Corporate Accounting and Disclosure Division, Financial Services Agency (Japan) Curtis Ravenel, Global Head, Sustainable Business & Finance, Bloomberg Jen Sisson, Senior Investor Engagement Manager, Financial Reporting Council (UK) Moderated by Will Martindale, Head of Policy, PRI
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This is the corporate video of Etica Sgr. Etica Sgr is an asset management company, which proposes sustainable and responsible funds (#SRI). Since 2000, Etica Sgr has been offering responsible investment funds and ESG consulting through its team of highly qualified specialists. A mix of skills which makes our model unique in today's market. The company is characterized by the exercise of shareholder rights in the companies in which it invests, to solicit companies and accompany them in the path of achieving a more responsible conduct. The use of #ESG criteria, codified in a transparent methodology and certified according to the requirements of the UNI EN ISO 9001: 2015 standard, allows to manage risks more effectively, seizing interesting investment opportunities. Etica Sgr adheres to the Principles for Responsible Investment (#PRI) of the United Nations and is the first Italian asset manager to have taken a concrete commitment on the theme of climate change by joining the Montréal Carbon Pledge. Site: https://www.eticasgr.it/en/
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When investing in a company, you need to make sure they are doing the right thing and that they are profitable. Companies that do the wrong thing expose themselves to massive risks that could have a huge financial impact in the future. I've attached my notes on SRI below: Involves: Environmental pollution Public concerns (Genetically modified food) Corporate Governance. (Is chairman and CEO same person) Focus of regulatory framework. (greenhouse gas emissions Labour issues. (Safe working environment) SRI is any issue that may not have a short term impact but could have significant negative or positive impacts for asset owners in the long term. SRI has a financial impact. Its not a Moral Judgement OR an Investment Judgement. It includes both. It is the right thing to do and its in the interest of the investor Includes: Ethical business practices Transparent reporting Community support Black economic empowerment Methods: Active asset management with regards to voting in board rooms Enforcing good corporate governance Aim for investments that have a positive contribution to society Also focus on unlisted socially responsible opportunities (Educational Entrepreneurs) Approaches: Passive screening. Invest in an ESG benchmark index Positive screening. Establish a criteria before an investment is included in a portfolio Negative screening. Exclude companies on the basis of ESG performance. UN Global Compact: Human Rights International Labour Organisation (no child labour) Environmental issues No to bribery and corruption Trustees feel SRI implementation is too difficult and that it goes against their mandate of sole responsibility of maximising investment returns. Some critics say that negative screening is not consistent with Modern Portfolio Theory as it limits the investment universe thus lowering diversification, but benefits of diversification are marginal and fall rapidly. Most important issue is if negative screening causes a big deviation from benchmark, if a tobacco company like BAT is one of the biggest in the index. Others believe business should stick to doing business. Trustees must: instruct managers to take SRI into account instruct managers to engage with firms in which they invest Independent non-executive directors may not be considered independent the longer they hold their position Factors pushing ESG into the mainstream Nexus between ESG issues and financial performance Stakeholder activism Reputational concerns Consumer pressure and public opinion Pressure from research bodies Pressure from insurance industries Introduction of corporate environmental reporting obligations Rise of the global company Adoption of investment guidelines by the World Bank Growing corporate Transparency IT revolution Social Media pressure Regulation mandating disclosure of ESG investment policies Traits Discipline Transparency Independence Accountability Appropriate behaviour Fairness Social responsibility Good stakeholder relations Communication and disclosure Effective leadership Financial and economic performance Respect for shareholder’s rights Meeting stakeholder obligations Embracing challenges of their business environment
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"The UN Principles for Responsible Investment fit extremely well with our established investment process." explains Jacob Nordby Christensen, Sparinvest's Director for Responsible Investment. "As value investors, we have always been very concerned with the full risk spectrum of any company we consider investing in. That applies equally to financial issues or to non-financial issues such as ESG considerations."
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Dr James Gifford, Executive Director of the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment)
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James Gifford says the global financial crisis has caused more firms to consider the impact of environmental, social and corporate governance factors on the long-term sustainability of a company. The Executive Director of the U.N. Principles for Responsible Investment says that only using financial metrics to gauge future value is "a bygone paradigm." Short-term investment strategies must be addressed by leaders coming together and saying, "Something is wrong here."
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CPA Robert Katz, author of the new book "The Solomon Portfolio" , seeks to guide Americans through these shaky economic times by steering them to the Word of God. See what the Bible says through Solomon's writings about investment. The Christian Broadcasting Network To see more financial advice from The 700 Club and Money Monday , go to http://www.cbn.com
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The honeymoon is over: Wolfgang Engshuber, Chair of United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) summarizes the development of the company over the last six years. He goes on to describe the desired direction for UN PRI: "Globally represented, covering the whole investment universe and signatories who have impact on major themes." Courtesy of FS Insight and Holland Financial Centre.
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What is the Responsibility of an individual when engaging in financial business? Sustainable Finance Geneva is convinced that individual and collective responsibility is essential to influence the financial sector. Therefore SFG has developed actions principles for professionals in sustainable finance. These principles aim at defining and spreading best practices in the area of investments and other financial services. By establishing a framework for analysis and discussion, these principles enable professionals in this sector to launch actions in line with the requirements of a responsible financial sector serving a sustainable economy. www.sfgeneva.org
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Moderated by: Carmen Nuzzo, Senior Consultant, Credit Ratings Initiative, PRI Ronald Arons, CFA, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management Laura Nishikawa, CFA, Head of ESG Research & Development, MSCI Steve Sterman, CFA, Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, University of California Bryon Willy, CFA, US Head of Fixed Income Research, Mercer Investment Consulting 02:27 What does responsible investment in fixed income mean to you? 07:23 How do you implement ESG in the investment process? What works and what doesn’t work? 20:37 To what extent do bondholders have a role in soliciting data through engagement? 23:22 How does your approach vary across fixed income asset classes? 26:57 Is ESG acronym the right acronym, and does it mean the same thing to different people? 33:35 What other factors do you see as impeding a faster consideration of ESG in fixed income analysis? 37:10 Q&A 52:32 Considering how fast ESG is getting traction in fixed income, where do you see it in five years' time?
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"The companies that cut corners... these are the companies facing higher risks and they're not the ones you want to invest with in the long term." Dr. James Gifford, founding Executive Director for Responsible Investment at the United Nations, talks to London Business School about the importance of building human capital within the companies in your portfolio. Dr Gifford explains how responsible investments as part of your financial management strategy can be beneficial in the long term. To find out more about investment related courses, visit http://www.london.edu/programmes/executiveeducation/investmentmanagementeveningprogramme.html Subscribe to more videos from LBS: http://bit.ly/lbsyoutube http://www.london.edu
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Socially responsible or ethical investing has a lot to offer, but sometimes the returns aren't as great as those from more traditional investments. In this video I explain what ethical investing is, how to find socially responsible investments, and why it's important to make room for these in your portfolio! Website: http://www.moneyaftergraduation.com Facebook: facebook.com/MoneyAfterGraduation Twitter: @moneyaftergrad Instagram: @moneyaftergrad Money After Graduation Inc. #600 630-8 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G6
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There is no conflict between responsible investment and fiduciary duty: Rob Lake, Director of Strategic Development for the United Nations-backed organization Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), has years of experience in socially responsible investing. His SRI experience in Europe and the UK has given him unique insights to share in the US -- a market in which, he says, there is still 'a certain amount of uncertainty and skepticism' about SRI, as well as misunderstanding about the relationship between fiduciary duty and responsible investing. Courtesy of FS Insight and Holland Financial Centre.
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Commisioned by Edenspiekermann http://www.edenspiekermann.com/ The five elements of Responsible Investing This film explains the five interrelated components of Responsible Investing: -- Engagement and voting; -- Transparency regarding risk, cost and returns of our products; -- An excellent range of sustainable and responsible products; -- The integration of environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) into our investment analysis and decision-making processes; -- The implementation of corporate responsibility principles in our operational management. Check this link for information about the music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JK-0R3-Xsg
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Interview with Erik Breen, head of Respionsible Investing about the importance of the UNPRI and Robeco's engagement.
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Experts share their views on the important value of the Principles for Responsible Banking during the February 2019 joint EBF & UNEP FI workshop on the Principles.
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Martin Skancke, PRI Chair • How the company-investor and owner-manager relationship has evolved over time • How responsible investment frames the discussion for good stewardship practices • How PRI is normalising responsible investment - a reflection on how our values, and perceptions of value, as investors and society have changed over time • Highlights from the independent 10-year review and how far the PRI has come, what we have learned, what the report recommends • Introduce the discussion on systemic risks and the need for investors to play a role in building a sustainable financial system
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CNBC's Courtney Reagan breaks down socially responsible investing and how you can match your profits with your principals. Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. is a multiplatform financial wellness and education initiative, in partnership with Acorns, focused on improving Americans’ money knowledge. For more saving, spending and investing tips visit: https://www.cnbc.com/invest-in-you/
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The boundaries between public and private are blurring with the responsibilities of social development no longer in the hands of government. It is inappropriate for the private sector to safely hide behind Milton Friedman's assertion that "... the only social responsibility of business is to increase its profits ..." The students of University of Ottawa are interested in alternative investment options that take into account social and ethical considerations. In the last several decades social finance and ethical investment have become increasingly important and sought after investment methods. For example portfolios with social investment started as early as 1984, which according to the Social Investment Forum worth around 40 billion. A decade later this number grew to $639 billion, while in 2001 it was $2.3 trillion. Around the world funds have been organized in national settings like the Pay for Success, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation in the United States. ________________________ Milton Friedman, Greed is Good, the Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits, NEW YORK TIMES, 13 September 1970 Florini, A., 2003. 'Business and global governance: the growing role of corporate codes of conduct', Brookings Review 21 (3)
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Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, speaks at PRI in Person "Towards Paris 2015: Why climate matters to investors and what they should do"
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https://www.unpri.org/FI We were delighted to welcome over 100 delegates to our first full-day fixed income conference, Responsible Investment in Fixed Income: The Road Ahead, in San Francisco in 2018. Offering PRI signatories and investment professionals a platform to learn and network, the event highlighted the importance of ESG issues in assessing issuer creditworthiness, and showcased the latest developments in ESG incorporation for credit analysts and portfolio managers. There was a strong focus on overcoming current challenges and using the six Principles for Responsible Investment as a way of managing credit risk, unlocking value, and driving positive impact alongside financial returns. You can access details on the PRI’s fixed income program and latest publications on our website: https://www.unpri.org/FI
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Fund and asset manager ACTIAM published the results of the annual responsible investment survey conducted by Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). ACTIAM received the highest score in 11 out of 14 modules. Compared to 2016, ACTIAM improved its score in seven modules. On this occasion they sound the gong at the Amsterdam exchange.
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On February 21, 2018, the PRI ran a webinar for CIEBA members called, “Principles for Responsible Investment Update”. The agenda included: Status of Responsible Investing: historic context, growth Legal/Regulatory context – fiduciary duty, policy developments for DB/DC plans What are material ESG issues, how does one start to incorporate them in investment processes? Examples/case studies from PRI’s signatory base – how PRI supports its signatories as they begin ESG integration across asset classes Q&A
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Growth of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) For the first time at a major ALFI conference, there was a dedicated SRI panel, demonstrating not only the rising importance of SRI to investors, but also ALFI's ambition to further raise awareness of the benefits of SRI. It was widely agreed that SRI strategies are no longer niche 'nice-to-have' investments that formed part of satellite portfolios. 'Fund managers must now integrate SRI risks in all their products. Do it in five years and it's too late,' said one practitioner. Thomas Seale, CEO of European Fund Administration, agreed but added a warning: 'The SRI train has left the station, you better jump on before it's too late.' Investors were warned to steer clear of firms who made 'green' claims but did not act on them. However, it was felt that it is actually easy to spot investment firms who 'green wash'. 'They produce PR reports instead of showing responsible principles in their investment models and strategies', concluded one panellist. Transcript of the video: Is Responsible investing a growing trend? Last year we saw 20% growth in the sector it is growing there's more and more institutional investors as well as high net worth individuals and even retail investors who are more and more interested in seeing their money invested in responsible way. What is the difference between ESG and impact investing? I start with the impact investing. Impact investing are typically themes where the investor invests his or her money and they expect a financial return but also a social return. A great example is microfinance. Luxembourg has a very strong market share in microfinance funds which invest in institutions around the world which in turn lend money to micro entrepreneurs. So this is an example of impact investing other examples are clean technology or environment protection funds or health funds or education funds. In here the investors really want to see their money working to solve a social problem so that's impact investing which includes microfinance. On the ESG side these are funds which are more traditional funds but never the less, they integrate criteria of environmental, governance and social criteria within the investment process and we are seeing growth in both areas. Well the impact investing than building on the microfinance, we’ve now seem different types of funds which go beyond microfinance, things like healthcare, protection of the environment, education which are investments which have a specific focus, a specific theme Is it possible to achieve both a financial and a social return? It's a great question, there’s been a lot of studies on this. There was a study published by Oxford University and it said definitely that social return and financial return are not only compatible but they actually, one leads to the other. Another point that I'd like to make is that using ESG criteria is also a way of managing risk within the investment fund What is Luxembourg’s role in the responsible investing sector? It goes back a long way. Today in ALFI we have three main areas of focus; traditional funds hedge funds or alternative Investments and then responsible investing. And Luxembourg has taken a pioneering role in this area going way back into the area of microfinance and leading up to other activities in different parts of the government and in the industry which support responsible investing. One thing I would mention would be the ALFI working committee on responsible investing and two is LuxFlag which I have the privilege to chair. LuxFlag is a label agency which gives quality lables to investment funds that respect responsible criteria.
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SRI Investing is among the relatively few professional financial advisory firms in the country that specializes solely in SRI – sustainable, responsible, impact investing (aka socially responsible investing) and financial planning. We are absolutely committed to: • Helping our individual clients achieve financially healthy, rewarding, and joyful lives. • Empowering non-profit and religious organizations to invest their financial resources safely, profitably, and in concert with their respective missions. • Encouraging and assisting all of our clients to invest in ways that fit their values and contribute to a world that is more peaceful, just, and sustainable. How you spend and manage your financial resources matters. SRI investors are making important and meaningful contributions every day to an economy that works for everyone and the planet. Come meet us, and become part of our client family! http://www.sriinvesting.com/ http://www.firstaffirmative.com/ https://www.greenamerica.org/ https://www.ussif.org/ SRI INVESTING , 350 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY, 10118, UNITED STATES SRI Investing LLC is an investment advisor registered in New Jersey and offering advisory services nationwide.
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Mubadala holds itself to the highest standards of corporate governance, ethical behavior and sustainable business practices in alignment with our core values. As such, Mubadala Petroleum is committed to playing a responsible and long-term role in ensuring the sustainable development of the communities where it operates. Read more about our Investment Approach: Mubadala.com/annualreview2015
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ESG integration into investment decision-making has now hit an inflection point, with signatories of the Principles for Responsible Investment initiative reaching a combined AUM total of $59 trillion. With the dramatic rise in investor interest in incorporating ESG factors into investment decision-making, companies are sitting up and taking notice. And yet, analysts often lack access to comparable, standardized information on the sustainability factors that impact value. While there has been a notable increase in the volume of sustainability reporting over the past several years, there is a strong push among investors for companies to disclose material ESG information in their SEC filings.
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Read more: https:/www.unpri.org/private-debt The key concepts of responsible investment are complimentary to private debt with its core focus on analysing and managing risk through relationships with investee entities. The PRI observed significant responsible investment activity among private debt managers and a desire to further develop idea of best practice in the industry. Active management of ESG risks throughout the deal cycle, from due diligence, risk monitoring to value capture on exit, is carried out by investors with greater sophistication than ever before. Speakers: Diandra Soobiah, Head of Responsible Investment, NEST; Richard Sherry, Director of Alternative Credit, M&G; Christopher Cox, Senior Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer, Churchill AM; Marc Guyot, Head of ESG, LBO France Moderator: Archie Beeching, Head of Private Markets, PRI
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Throughout 2016 and as part of its 10-year anniversary, the PRI will be consulting on a Blueprint for Responsible Investment, to be published in April 2017. Moderator: Graham Cooper, Founder, Environmental Finance Speakers: Angela Emslie, Chair, HESTA Colin Melvin, CEO, Hermes Fund Managers Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI
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