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May 22, 2018

Olivier Van Hirtum and Jaideep Singh Panwar join the PRI’s Nabylah Abo Dehman to discuss the role of cobalt in battery technology and the human rights risks associated with the sourcing of cobalt. They explore the impact of electric vehicles growth on the demand for cobalt and the key role that investors can play in pushing for the adoption of more responsible sourcing practices of cobalt.

Jan 10, 2018

Georgie Erangey, an independent business and human rights consultant joins the PRI's Naheeda Chowdhury to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act and how this ground-breaking disclosure clause will impact organisations beyond their first year statement. Together, they discuss the role that investors can play in tackling the issue of modern slavery.

Dec 15, 2017

Måns Carlsson- Sweeny (Ausbil Investment Management) joins the PRI's Bettina Reinboth to explore how investors can engage with apparel companies to encourage better labour practices in the apparel industry. They discuss PRI’s recent investor briefing on the topic, including various red flags that investors should look out for which may indicate negative human rights practices in investee apparel companies and recommendations for effective investor-company engagement.

Aug 17, 2017

Sudip Hazra (Kepler-Cheuvreux) joins the PRI's Bettina Reinboth to explore the issue migration and why it is a material issue for investors. They explore the link to a number of other ESG issues, including labour skills, human rights and climate change.

May 30, 2017

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news. This month's topics include HSBC's sustainable agriculture policy, the G20 Energy Efficiency Investment toolkit, Occidental's shareholder resolution on climate change and more car emissions problems with Fiat Chrysler and Daimler.

May 24, 2017

Hongqiao Liu (China Water Risk) joins the PRI's Gemma James to discuss rare earth minerals and their importance to investors. As a key component in many new technologies, such as electronics and renewable energy, the sustainable supply of these "vitamins of industry" is becoming increasingly critical. 

Apr 30, 2017

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news. This month's topics include the sale of the UK Green Investment Bank, investments and divestments by the Ford Foundation and PKA, and new reports from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project and OECD.

Apr 20, 2017

David Harris (Group Head of Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group), Christopher Szpojnarowicz (Company Secretary & Head of Legal, Unite Students) and James Corah (Head of Ethical and Responsible Investment, CCLA) join the PRI's Nathan Fabian to discuss recent work by the UN's Sustainable Stock Exchange initiative and its partners to improve transparency on ESG information for investors.

Apr 20, 2017

Sister Nora Nash (ICCR) joins the PRI's Olivia Mooney to discuss the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)'s engagement and shareholder resolution activities in relation to the banking sector.

Mar 28, 2017

Robert Eccles (Chairman of Arabesque Partners) and Mirtha Kastrapeli (Head of Sustainable Investment Research at State Street’s Center for Applied Research) join the PRI's Danielle Chesebrough to discuss their recent paper "The Investing Enlightenment" based on global surveys of 582 institutional investors and 750 retail investors.

Mar 24, 2017

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news. This month's topics include Lloyds' report on stranded assets, the new Fish Tracker Initiative, ACTIAM's water-neutrality goal, NAB and gender equality bonds, and the Shareholders' Rights Directive.

Mar 21, 2017

Robert Wilson (MFS Investment Management) joins the PRI's Athanasia Karananou to discuss the issue of tax and why this matters to investors. This covers Robert's work as part of a PRI-led investor taskforce to explore and engage on the issue of corporate tax responsibility.

Feb 27, 2017

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news. This month's topics include investor statements on climate change and the SEC's conflict minerals rule, recent oil majors' results, investor guidance for engaging the banking sector on low carbon transition and a McKinsey study on long- vs short-termism.

Feb 10, 2017
FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Martin Skancke (Chair of the PRI Board and FSB Task Force member) joins the PRI's Sagarika Chatterjee to discuss the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and what their recently released recommendations mean for investors.

Jan 30, 2017
RI news roundup - January 2017

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news. This month's topics include the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures, ExxonMobil, Rolls-Royce, Fiat Chrysler, Samsung, Deutsche Bank and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Nov 25, 2016
RI news roundup - November 2016

Monthly, 5 minute roundup of the latest responsible investment and ESG news. This month's topics include the the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22), oil and gas companies, the car emissions scandal (Renault and VW), and Rio Tinto.

Nov 10, 2016
Methane in the oil and gas sector

Sean Wright (Environmental Defense Fund) and Matthias Beer (BMO GAM) join the PRI's Gemma James to discuss why methane emissions are a material issue for investors in the context of climate change. This coincides with the launch of a new investor guide to methane on how to manage the risks through company engagement.

Nov 1, 2016
Corporate climate lobbying in the U.S.

Kathy Mulvey (Union of Concerned Scientists) joins the PRI's Paul Chandler to discuss why corporate lobbying on climate change matters to investors, as well as the findings from UCS' new report: The Climate Accountability Scorecard - Ranking Major Fossil Fuel Companies on Climate Deception, Disclosure, and Action

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. 

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