Mapping corporate governance and ESG concerns in Brazil: Launch of latest Fiduciary Duty Roadmap

February 23, 2017 Recent environmental and corporate governance failures in Brazil and their economic impact have focused the attention of investors, regulators and policymakers more closely on corporate governance issues and the need for greater transparency in financial markets. In response to these concerns, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UNEP FI and The Generation […]

Blog: The UN, the Sustainable Insurance Forum, and the City by the Bay

UNEP FI’s Butch Bacani was in San Francisco for the first meeting of the Sustainable Insurance Forum, a new international network of insurance regulators and supervisors which will promote cooperation on critical sustainable insurance challenges such as climate change. In his blog, Butch tells the story of the creation of this new initiative, explains its […]

Responsible Property Investment

The buildings and construction sector accounts for nearly 40 percent of total energy-related CO2 emissions and 36 percent of final energy use worldwide.Global building floor area is expected to double by 2050, driving energy demand and related GHG emissions for construction. Yet the building sector offers the largest cost-effective GHG mitigation potential, with net cost […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century

As the project’s 2019 final report demonstrates, the programme has produced extensive evidence showing the critical importance of incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards into regulatory conceptions of fiduciary duty. Investors that fail to incorporate ESG issues are failing their fiduciary duties and are increasingly likely to be subject to legal challenge. ​Hear from […]