Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: UK roadmap

4 April 2016 | London, UK

Building on the findings of Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century, published in September 2015, UNEP FI, PRI and The Generation Foundation have begun a three year project to integrate sustainability into investors’ fiduciary duties. The project will focus on three primary objectives:

  • Clarify the scope of fiduciary duty in the eight jurisdictions covered in the 2015 report (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, South Africa, the UK and the US), such that investors take explicit account of environmental, social and governance issues in their investment practices and proactively engage with companies on these issues
  • To develop an international statement on fiduciary duty and sustainable development which would create a cohort of signatories committed to integrating sustainability into their fiduciary duties
  • To extend the original report’s analysis to key Asian markets: China (including Hong Kong), India, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea.

A provisional agenda for the event can be found below. Please contact elodie.feller@unep.org if you have any questions. Registration: http://r1.dotmailer-surveys.com/b51pce4d-f41nzc42 Location: Schroders Head Office, 31 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7QA

Preliminary Agenda

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08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Welcoming remarks
Jessica Ground, Schroders
09:10 Introductory remarks
Brian Tomlinson, UNEP FI, PRI
09:20 Panel discussion: UK country strategy – how to enable change to overcome barriers?
Moderated by: Sophie Baker, London Bureau Chief, Pensions & Investments magazine
10:00 Q&A
10:25 Closing remarks
Nathan Fabian, PRI
10:30 Close

The PRI and UNEP FI would like to thank Schroders for hosting this event.