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Now displaying: October, 2019

If you wish to follow the series, please subscribe to our podcast channel by searching for 'principles for responsible investment' on relevant podcast apps. For any further queries or suggestions, please contact ben.pincombe@unpri.org

Oct 30, 2019

Oceans generate half of the oxygen we breathe, supply us with food and provide livelihoods – in short, they play a critical social, environmental and economic role for us.  

But our oceans are in danger. Plastic accumulating in them has become a global crisis and at current rates, plastic is expected to outweigh all the fish in the sea by 2050.

Abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear – or “ghost gear” – makes up 10% of the plastic pollution in oceans every year. And by weight, ghost gear accounts for 70% of all floating macro-plastic debris.

So, how is ghost gear impacting our oceans? What are seafood companies doing to mitigate negative impacts of ghost gear? And what can investors do on this critical issue?

Join the PRI’s Head of Environmental Issues, Gemma James, as she delves into the topic. Gemma is joined this episode by guests Rory Sullivan, Co-Founder and Director at Chronos Sustainability, and Lynn Kavanagh, Campaign Manager at World Animal Protection.

 

Please see links below of projects discussed in the podcast:

 

 

Oct 21, 2019

In this quarterly podcast special, the PRI’s Chief Signatory Relations Officer, Lorenzo Saa, gives a rundown of our key activities from the past quarter.

Interested in the projects mentioned? Follow the links below for more information:

PRI elections: https://www.unpri.org/pri/pri-governance/board-elections

Signatory survey: https://www.unpri.org/pri/pri-governance/formal-consultations#signatory_survey

Responsible investment starter guides: https://www.unpri.org/pri/an-introduction-to-responsible-investment

The Inevitable Policy Response: https://www.unpri.org/esg-issues/environmental-issues/climate-change/inevitable-policy-response

The PRI Awards: https://www.unpri.org/signatories/the-pri-awards/4189.article

The PRI Leaders’ Group: https://www.unpri.org/signatories/showcasing-leadership/the-pri-leaders-group

Amazon statement: https://www.unpri.org/amazon-fires

The PRI Collaboration Platform: https://collaborate.unpri.org/

The PRI blog: https://www.unpri.org/pri/pri-blog

Oct 1, 2019

Recorded at PRI in Person just after the sustainable food system breakout, the PRI’s Danielle Carreira sat down with Peter van der Werf, Director of Active Ownership at Robeco.   

They discussed key takeaways from the sustainable food system breakout; whether there is clear alignment between company and investor perception of risk and what is material when it comes to food security; and the importance of investor engagement and collaboration on the topic.

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