VIDEO: Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – From a Legal Case to Regulatory Clarification Around ESG

25 November 2019

During the 21st century there has been a marked growth in responsible investment regulation and policy around the globe. Investors that fail to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are failing their fiduciary duties and are increasingly likely to be subject to legal challenge.

Hear from governments, regulators, and investors how they are supporting the updated conception of fiduciary duty in our latest video.

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century, a collaboration between UNEP FI and the PRI and with generous financial support from The Generation Foundation, contributes an extensive evidence base to end the debate on whether fiduciary duty is a legitimate barrier to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment practice and decision-making.

While the conceptual debate around whether ESG issues are a requirement of investor duties and obligations is now over, there are several areas where further work is required.

To learn more about Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century, please visit the UNEP FI Fiduciary Duty webpage.

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