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Now displaying: March, 2020

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Mar 30, 2020

Following the launch of the Investor Year of Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at Davos, the PRI's CEO Fiona Reynolds, sat down with Dame Sally Davies, UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Together they discuss what AMR is, why it should be on everyone’s radar and critically, the role investors can play in making change happen.

This episode was recorded prior to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe. While a separate matter to AMR, Covid-19 is another issue we must act now on. 

Mar 23, 2020

In the last episode in our series of modern slavery podcasts, the PRI's Head of Social Issues, Bettina Reinboth speaks with Anders Stromblad, Head of Alternative Investments and External Management at AP2.

There are currently 40.3 million people in modern slavery today.

To bring this number close to zero by 2030, and reach the Sustainable Development Goal target 8.7, we would need to reduce the number of individuals affected by 10,000 a day.   

The risks of modern slavery are increasing due to changes such as climate change, automation and migration, as they disrupt global labour markets and value chains.  

In this episode, Bettina and Anders discuss how AP2 is addressing modern slavery and human trafficking across its investments, and what private equity investors can do to tackle the issue.

Interested in the resources discussed in this podcast?

Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking: https://www.unpri.org/social-issues/a-blueprint-for-mobilizing-finance-against-slavery-and-trafficking/5156.article

 

Mar 17, 2020

Tax avoidance is a systemic issue for investors. It can not only have adverse impacts on the profitability and sustainability of investee companies, but it can also affect overall portfolio returns and overall macroeconomic conditions.

In this episode of the PRI podcast, join Vaishnavi Ravishankar of the PRI and Edward Mason of the Church Commissioners for England as they discuss how investors can work on promoting corporate tax responsibility.

Interested in the resources discussed in this podcast?

Collaborative engagement on tax transparency: https://www.unpri.org/governance-issues/pri-collaborative-engagement-on-tax-transparency-outcomes-report/5541.article

Mar 9, 2020

In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI's CEO Fiona Reynolds is joined by Nigel Topping, the COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion.

The UK will host COP26 in Glasgow in November against a backdrop of urgency; we need to reduce emissions by 50% within the next ten years to stand any chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. 2020 must be the year of action – and the 2020s the decade of action.

Fiona and Nigel discuss the critical role of non-state actors – in particular investors – in achieving this, and making COP26 a success.

Interested in the resources discussed in this podcast?

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