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Now displaying: May, 2020

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May 28, 2020

In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI's Tom Barron and Nicole Martens are joined by special guests, David Geral, Head of Banking and Financial Services Regulation, Bowmans, and Sibonelo Mdluli, Senior Associate, also at Bowmans. 

In this podcast they discuss the recent report completed by Bowmans, commissioned by PRI, on acting in concert and collaborative shareholder engagement. They highlight the importance of collaborative engagement in South Africa, provide an overview of the contents of the report, and challenge the view that there is a significant legal barrier to collaborative engagement in South Africa.

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Acting in concert and collaborative shareholder engagement in South Africa

May 20, 2020

Recorded during the global COVID-19 pandemic, in this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI's CEO, Fiona Reynolds, speaks to Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

 

They discuss the role investors can play to support the health and safety of workers during this time; how investors can mitigate negative impacts on workers in the gig economy; and how we can ensure the rights of women and vulnerable groups are considered during the crisis. 

 

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May 11, 2020

Join the PRI's CEO Fiona Reynolds for this episode of the PRI podcast as she speaks with special guest, David Blood, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management.

Along with The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI, the PRI recently launched the project A Legal Framework for Impact, which aims to make the consideration of sustainability impact in investor decision making a core part of investment activity within the decade.

In this episode, Fiona and David discuss the crucial role of investors in considering the real-world impacts of their investments.

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A Legal Framework for Impact

May 4, 2020

Join the PRI's Head of Fixed Income Carmen Nuzzo for the first podcast of a series on ESG in credit, risk and ratings.

 

In this episode, Carmen is joined by Yasmina Serghini of Moody’s Investors Service and William Vaughan of Brandywine Global.

 

They discuss:

  • The ESG factors traditionally factored into credit risk analysis
  • The importance of credit-relevant time horizons
  • The implications of the COVID-19 crisis for credit risk analysis through the ESG lens
  • The benefits of joining the PRI’s Credit, Risk and Ratings Initiative  

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Credit Risk and Ratings Initiative

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