A wide range of issues that five years ago were considered “non-financial” such as climate change, human rights and board remuneration are now coming to the fore as factors that can have a significant impact on investment value. Many investors, particularly pension funds with a remit to take a long-term perspective, are grappling with these issues, and there can be both hesitation and confusion as to how to integrate them in investment decision-making. This report contains 15 case studies offering a snapshot of some of the most advanced approaches to responsible investment around the world. It is intended to serve as practical guidance for the institutional investment community, particularly trustees of pension funds, foundations and life insurers, and their agents, on how and why leaders integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into their investment processes.
Published: 2007 | by: UNEP FI
Responsible Investment in Focus: How leading public pension funds are meeting the challenge (1.0 MB | 85 pages)