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Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Launch of Canada Roadmap

                January 2017 The PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation have launched the Canada roadmap for Fiduciary Duty. The roadmap is the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across Canada. It makes a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of ESG integration. The recommendations address the following…

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Australia, Brazil, Canada, UK and US Roadmaps

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of ESG integration. The recommendations address the following core…

Andersen

Eric Andersen serves as President of Aon. Most recently Eric was Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield, the world’s leading reinsurance intermediary and full-service capital advisor. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Aon Risk Solutions Americas where he led Aon’s largest geographic unit with 14,000 colleagues on teams in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda and…

Whitley

Shelagh is currently Chief Sustainability Officer at Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI). Prior to this, she was Director of ESG and SDGs  leading PRI’s teams on Environmental, Social and Governance issues, and on sustainability outcomes. Before joining PRI, Shelagh was Head of the Climate and Energy Programme at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) where she…

4 examples of best practice to sustainably finance the maritime transportation sector

With the Zero and Low-emission Innovation Forum – co-hosted by the IMO and UNEP – having been held this week, the transformation of the maritime transportation sector is taking centre stage this autumn. In this article we look at some of the leading examples of best practice in social and environmental sustainability across the maritime transportation sector which banks, insurers and investors can seek out.

New report examines how real estate markets respond to physical impacts of climate risk

Geneva 16 August 2021 – A new report investigating the extent that real estate markets are pricing in risk from the physical impacts of climate change has been published today. In line with increasing investor and regulator requests for forward-looking analyses of assets and portfolios, the authors sought to better understand the variables that can…

WCEF2021 Accelerator Session: Financing the Circular Economy Transition

The circular economy has significant potential to help meet global sustainability goals, address local environmental priorities, support net zero and climate change objectives, and deliver economic returns. However, the financing of circular solutions faces challenges. This World Circular Economy Forum 2021 (WCEF2021) Accelerator Session focussed on advancing and scaling up circular financing, from the global to the local…

ING

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Major international legal report backs growing institutional investor focus on achieving positive sustainability impacts

New research provides a legal framework for institutional investors internationally as they seek to address key environmental and social sustainability challenges, and sets out the opportunities for policy reform 21 July, LONDON – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Freshfields) has today released a new report, A Legal Framework for Impact, commissioned by The Generation Foundation, the United…

A Legal Framework for Impact

A legal framework for considering sustainability impact in investor decision making. Discover the report findings which form the basis of a multi-year work programme led by UNEP FI, PRI and The Generation Foundation.

A Legal Framework for Impact – Resources

Publications The report, A Legal Framework for Impact: sustainability impact in investor decision-making, authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and commissioned by PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation, provides ground-breaking legal analysis on the extent to which legal frameworks enable investors to consider impact in their activities across 11 jurisdictions: the EU, Australia, Brazil, Canada,…

A Legal Framework for Impact: sustainability impact in investor decision-making

The report, authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and commissioned by PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation, provides ground-breaking legal analysis on the extent to which legal frameworks enable investors to consider impact in their activities across 11 jurisdictions: the EU, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, UK and the US.

Aligning financial portfolios with biodiversity goals: discover the new addition to the ENCORE tool

In a critical decade for climate and nature, banks and investors can now explore their portfolio’s impact on species extinction risk and ecological integrity, and take immediate action to reverse biodiversity loss. New UN-backed ENCORE biodiversity module has been launched, enabling financial institutions to explore to what extent their financial portfolio indirectly drives species extinction…

Clayton

Jim Clayton was appointed Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the newly established Brookfield Centre in the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto in January 2018. He is tasked with helping to lead and establish the Brookfield Centre as a global centre of excellence in teaching,…

Global Roundtable Day 2: From sustainable finance market practice to regulatory horizons

UNEP FI kicked off Day 2 of its Global Roundtable with another day full of high-level keynotes, plenaries, regional focused panels and technical sessions with over 3,000 delegates. Launches included resources to support TCFD implementation. UNEP’s Executive Director Inger Andersen said finance industry and its future profitability and our very own survival need natural systems.…

Segell

Dean Segell is Director, Sustainability Strategy, at Sun Life. In this new role, Dean is responsible for developing and implementing Sun Life’s new sustainability plan. Dean has a background in investment banking and management consulting, and most recently was an Associate Director at Convergence – a sustainable investing platform working with private and public investors…