• Environmental, social and governance (ESG) drives external investor’s policies into your company

    Does your organisation have a policy regarding the integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues in investment processes?
    Does your organisation have a formal, written policy on proxy voting and engagement, and if so are these policies public?

    • How many times did your organisation vote over the last year (please indicate which year) across all regions and what percentage was for management/against management/abstentions?
    • Does your organisation evaluate and report on the outcomes of voting?
    • What additional resources (if any) are used to implement your voting and engagement activities (e.g. practical tools and procedures for the analysis of resolutions, voting procedure, etc)?
    • Who within your organisation is involved in implementing your responsible investment policy? (This includes ESG research, voting and engagement activities).
    • Is your organisation a member or signatory to any collaborative networks, initiatives or associations that relate to active ownership or ESG issues, including the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)?
    • To what extent, if any, has your organisation asked brokers or investment research providers to adapt their services to include ESG issues?

  • ESG – risks and opportunities are becoming real Environment – climate change

    Climate change
    Climate change will cause the greatest  market failure the world has seen. Dangers of unabated climate changed equivalent to 20% of global GDP.

    High costs
    Hurricanes produced losses of USD 200 billion in 2015; less than 50% were covered by insurance.

    High energy prices
    Higher energy prices, cost of carbon pollution, CO2 certificates, water prices, ocean stream changes, natural disasters, calculated cost increase of 750% by 2050.

    New opportunities
    Market for low-carbon energy products estimated to be USD 500 billion in 2050.

    USD 5 trillion ESG screened USD 30 trillion AuM supporting PRI

  • Doing well by doing good Overall

    Firms that adopt corporate sustainability best practices are not contradicting or neglecting their primary objective, which is to maximize the profits of their shareholders. On the contrary, it would appear that the puzzle of corporate financial performance broadly encompasses both financial and extra-financial considerations. Investing in sustainability leaders ultimately contributes to superior long-term investment results with improved risk-return profiles.

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