Past Events

A Legal Framework for Impact – Investing for Sustainability Impact in the EU

28 March 2022 | 14:00 – 15:00 CEST | Webinar

Presented by the PRI, the session will begin with an overview of the “A Legal Framework for Impact” report followed by a presentation of key findings from the legal analysis of EU jurisdiction and areas of reform. The session will then explore the understanding of investing for sustainability impact in the context of investors’ legal duties, and ideas for policy reforms to bring investing for sustainability impact into the mainstream of responsible investment. Investors will be able to provide concrete example of how they invest for sustainability impact and explore barriers to impact consideration. The session will close with a moderated Q&A with the audience.

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A Legal Framework for Impact – Investing for Sustainability Impact in the UK

7 March 2022 | 11:00 – 12:00 GMT | Webinar

Hosted by the PRI, the session will begin with an overview of the report “A Legal Framework for Impact” authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and commissioned by The Generation Foundation, PRI and UNEP FI. A presentation of key findings from the legal analysis of UK investment regulation will follow. Speakers will then discuss investor purpose, how investors are currently investing for sustainability impact, and what changes in the regulatory environment would facilitate greater sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the UK. The session will close with a moderated Q&A with the audience.

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サステナビリティ・インパクトを考慮した投資-法的枠組みからの示唆 (A Legal Framework for Impact Japan)

1 March 2022 | Webinar

PRIは、2019年11月よりThe Generation Foundation が支援する「A Legal Framework for Impact」プロジェクトの一環として、UNEP FIと協働しながら11の国/地域における既存の法的枠組みを調査し、投資家によるサステナビリティ・インパクトの考慮がどの程度限定もしくは許容されているのかを分析してきました。2021年7月には、Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLPの協力を得て、本プロジェクトの成果をまとめ、報告書「A Legal Framework for Impact:Sustainability impact in investor decision-making」として発行しました。本報告書では、既存の法的枠組みの分析に加え、政策立案者がサステナビリティ・インパクトの創出を目指す投資の促進に向けて、検討が求められる政策や環境整備の方向性を提示しています。

本ウェビナーでは、サステナビリティ・インパクトの創出を目指す投資家が増える中、日本の法的枠組みが投資家の新たなニーズにいかに対応しているのかを「A Legal Framework for Impact:Sustainability impact in investor decision-making」の内容に基づいて報告いたします。また、登壇者の皆様より、それぞれのお立場から、政府の政策動向、投資実務におけるサステナビリティ・インパクトへの投資に係る成果と課題、そして今後の展望を紹介していただきます。

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A Legal Framework for Impact – Shaping Sustainability Outcomes in Canada

1 December 2021 | Webinar

The session began with an overview of the report “A Legal Framework for Impact” authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and commissioned by The Generation Foundation, PRI and UNEP FI. A presentation of key findings from the legal analysis of Canadian investment regulation followed. Speakers then discussed investor purpose, how Canadian investors are currently investing for sustainability impact, and what changes in the regulatory environment would facilitate greater sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Canada. The session closed with a moderated Q&A with the audience.

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A Legal Framework for Impact – Shaping Sustainability Outcomes in Australia

24 November 2021 | Webinar

Hosted by the PRI, the webinar presented the key findings from the Australian annex of the report “A Legal Framework for Impact”, which was authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and commissioned by The Generation Foundation, PRI, and UNEP FI.

The webinar covered the growing momentum behind institutional investors’ pursuit of sustainability outcomes; the extent to which Australian law requires and/or permits them to do so in their investment and stewardship decisions; and options for regulatory clarification and policy development.

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Global launch webinar: A Legal Framework for Impact Report

21 July 2021 | Webinar

The session presented the key findings from the report “A Legal Framework for Impact” authored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and commissioned by The Generation Foundation, PRI and UNEP FI. The session covered discussion on high-level findings of the report on how far investing for sustainability impact is legally required or permitted across 11 jurisdictions; current legal barriers to investing for sustainability impact; and options for policy reform. Speakers offered their views on bringing investing for sustainability impact mainstream, followed by a moderated panel discussion including Q&A with the audience.

Speakers:

  • David Blood, Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management
  • Wendy Cromwell, Vice Chair, Director of Sustainable Investment, and Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management
  • Nathan Fabian, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, PRI
  • Eva Halvarsson, CEO, AP2
  • Dr. Juliane Hilf, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Fiona Reynolds, CEO, PRI
  • David Rouch, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Jesica Andrews, Investment Lead, UNEP FI
  • Felix Salmon, Chief Financial Correspondent, Axios (moderator)

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