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How Can Successful Stewardship Be Meaningfully Reported?

Based on a roundtable discussion attended by asset owners, investment consultants, asset managers, civil society leaders and regulators
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This whitepaper captures the discussion from a roundtable, convened by Helen Pradas-Page on 3 March 2020, under Chatham House rules, where we asked the question ‘How Can Successful Stewardship be Meaningfully Reported?'

Project Paves Way for Flexible Energy System

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A key project has been launched to help achieve a net zero economy by exploring how a flexible energy system works.

The Carbon Trust, which supports the development of low carbon technologies and solutions, is leading the cross-sector consortium project, supported by world-class university Imperial College London.

The Flexibility in Great Britain project will investigate the potential for an integrated, flexible energy system to reduce the cost of meeting the UK’s net zero economy target by 2050. 

L'Oréal Launches Project to Help with Sustainable Transformation

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L’Oréal has launched a €150 million program to protect the environment and support vulnerable women following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The global beauty firm has created “L’Oréal for the future” to help support vulnerable women who were the first victims of the social and economic crisis generated by the pandemic.

Weathering the Storm - Where Strong ESG Performance Counts

by Catherine Harris - Head of CR + Sustainability, USA
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As we start to transition into a new phase of recovery, our attention is turning to the question of what sustainability will look like – and what role it will have to play in a post-COVID world. 

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As we start to transition into a new phase of recovery, our attention is turning to the question of what sustainability will look like – and what role it will have to play in a post-COVID world. 

Top Tips for Getting a Job in Impact Investment

by Ian Povey-Hall, Head of Impact Investment at Acre
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Impact investment is the fastest growing sector of the financial industry. In a 2019 deal that signalled the scale and potential of the sector’s future, the British asset manager, Schroders (with over $400 billion of assets under management) acquired a majority stake in BlueOrchard. Schroders’ CEO, Peter Harrison, commented that impact investment is a “mega-trend”.​

Six Construction Companies Championing Sustainability

by Jonathan Goldsmith
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​The construction industry is more than aware of the urgency to build more robust sustainability foundations into its operations to lessen the environmental impact.

With around 40 per cent of man-made global carbon emissions arising from constructing and operating buildings, it is fair to say the industry often falls under the spotlight for its negative contribution to the planet.

The Call to Action for Vulnerability & Courage in Leading Risk

by Kendelle Tekstar, Senior Product Manager at Acre Frameworks
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In the midst of the evolution of the health and safety industry, where human skills are being championed with equal weight as technical skills, a call to action has emerged for more courageous leaders. What does it really mean to be a ‘courageous’ leader though? The Acre Frameworks team has been fortunate enough to build a relationship with an individual driving the daring leadership movement, Adé Adeniji.​​

The CR and Sustainability Market Survey 2020 Is Now Closed!

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On Friday 1st of May, the CR and Sustainability Market Survey 2020 came to a close with an incredible 1548 applicants.

Acre, Carnstone and Flag, launched The CR and Sustainability Market Survey 2020 to gain a better understanding of the growing areas of corporate responsibility and sustainability. The survey’s purpose is to provide a clearer view of how corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals fit into the modern business landscape.

Demand From Investors for Investment Managers to Demonstrate Additional Value Beyond Traditional Risk & Return Considerations

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We are experiencing a transition to an era where total social benefit is becoming an increasingly important metric for the perceived value of products and services. Consequently, the investment industry is risking its enduring relevance and credibility by assessing and subsequently rewarding success through solely financial metrics.

In this segment, experts discuss the demand from investors for investment managers to demonstrate additional value beyond traditional risk & return considerations.

Outcomes-Aligned Incentive Structures for Investment Managers and Their Employees

Is the accurate measurement of outcomes a pre-requisite for impact investing, or does too much focus on the precision of measurement act as a barrier to progressing the wider impact story?
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We are experiencing a transition to an era where total social benefit is becoming an increasingly important metric for the perceived value of products and services. Consequently, the investment industry is risking its enduring relevance and credibility by assessing and subsequently rewarding success through solely financial metrics.

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