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Oct 26, 2016
RI news roundup - October 2016

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news. This month's topics include the flurry of recent global climate deals, Yahoo's data breach, gender diversity in mining and Morningstar's new sustainability indices.

Sep 21, 2016
RI news roundup - September 2016

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news.

Sep 12, 2016
Corporate ownership transparency

Secret or anonymously-owned companies pose a number of risks to shareholders - both financial and non-financial. This is primarily due to the difficulty in identifying the actual ("beneficial") owners. Eryn Schornick (Global Witness) joins the PRI's Olivia Mooney to discuss the issue, as well as the tools available to investors (also detailed in their new report, Chancing It).

Sep 6, 2016
Shipbreaking practices

Shipbreaking is one of the world's most dangerous occupations, with severe impacts on human rights and the environment. Annie Bersagel (KLP) joins the PRI's Valeria Piani to explain why this is important to investors and encourages them to join their current engagement on responsible ship recycling.

Aug 24, 2016
RI news roundup - August 2016

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news.

Aug 4, 2016
From Patchwork to Framework: a case for enhanced transparency

Steve Waygood (Aviva Investors) and Toby Heaps (Corporate Knights) join the PRI's Danielle Chesebrough to discuss the current state of sustainability reporting, and identify the key next steps exchanges, regulators, investors and international organizations (such as IOSCO and IASB) should take to improve the quality and consistency of ESG disclosures across markets.  

Jul 25, 2016
Socio-economic inequality

Sudip Hazra (Kepler Cheuvreux) joins the PRI's Valeria Piani to discuss why inequality matters to global businesses and their shareholders. 

Jun 8, 2016
Factory Farming and ESG

Jeremy Coller (Coller Capital) joins the PRI's Valeria Piani to discuss factory farming and FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return), an investor initiative that aims to put the issue on the ESG agenda.

May 25, 2016
Labour Standards in the supply chain - a supplier perspective

Charlie Bradshaw (Matrix APA) joins the PRI's Felicitas Weber to discuss how to address poor labour conditions in global supply chains, looking at the supplier perspective. The PRI are also re-launching their collaborative engagement on labour practices in agricultural supply chains, with an investor expectations statement open for all signatories to sign.

May 9, 2016
Proxy Access in the USA

Scott Zdrazil (New York City Comptroller) joins the PRI's Olivia Mooney to discuss the development of proxy access in the USA. This includes an overview of the Boardroom Accountability Project, the company response so far and advice for investors on how to engage on the issue.

Apr 27, 2016
Culture and Conduct at Banks

Paul Cox (NEST), Tim Tookey (Nationwide) and Bess Joffe (TIAA) join Schroders' Jessica Ground to discuss the action that investors can take to help improve the culture and conduct within the banking sector. Originally recorded as a webinar (1hr)

Feb 9, 2016
VW scandal and the automotive industry

Recorded on 6th Jan - Mikhail Zverev and Rebecca Maclean (Standard Life Investments) join the PRI's Valeria Piani to discuss the implications of the Volkswagen (VW) emissions scandal for the automotive industry.

Jan 27, 2016
The UK Modern Slavery Act

Phil Bloomer, Executive Director of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, joins the PRI's Felicitas Weber to discuss the the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and it's implications for companies and investors.

Dec 17, 2015
COP21 roundup

Willemijn Verdegaal (MN) and Karsten Löffler (Allianz SE) join the PRI's Paul Chandler to discuss the outcomes from COP21, which concluded in Paris last week.