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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.

Acre Support London CIV in Strengthening Senior Management Function with Key Head of Responsible Investment Appointment

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Our banking and finance team are proud to have partnered with London CIV, who today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Jackson as their Head of Responsible Investment.

The new role will focus on LCIV’s sustainable and long-term contribution to responsible investing and the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) influences.

Shaping a Sustainable Post-Covid-19 World: Five Lessons for Business

by Mike Barry
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Mike Barry is board trustee at A Blueprint for Better Business. He was formerly the architect of Marks and Spencer’s Plan A sustainability strategy.

Investment Support for Communities Hit by COVID-19 Pandemic

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​Investors are being encouraged to support communities in the developing world who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alquity, a London-based investment manager, has launched its 40-40 campaign to improve the lives of 40,000 people at risk from coronavirus due to weak public health systems and overcrowded living conditions.

Social distancing, hand washing and staying at home are all privileges few in the developing world can afford and therefore, COVID-19 will impact on those living in cramped conditions, with poor healthcare and no social safety net.

Market Insight: What Does the Sustainability & Climate Change Profession Look Like During, and After, COVID-19?

Written by Andy Cartland, Founder of Acre
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Communication and transparency are important right now. It is useful to share perspectives and information. Brevity is also important as there is a lot for us all to do, so here is a short update of Acre's observations. 

 

How is the current situation impacting the employment market? 

The CR and Sustainability Salary Survey 2020 Is Now Live

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The 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Salary Survey, undertaken by Acre, Carnstone and Flag, has been developed to provide a comprehensive insight into the salaries & benefits, responsibilities and backgrounds of people working in the CRS sector.

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The 2020 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Salary Survey, undertaken by Acre, Carnstone and Flag, has been developed to provide a comprehensive insight into the salaries & benefits, responsibilities and backgrounds of people working in the CRS sector.

How to Future-Proof a Career in Sustainability

by Tanith Allen
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As a sustainability professional have you received that look of confusion when you tell somebody what you do? This is a common experience, however, as the profile of the issues we address becomes more visible, society is increasingly connecting with them, presenting the opportunity to more genuinely embed sustainability within a given organisation than ever before.

Whilst the sustainability profession has existed for more than two decades, right now there is an elevated significance of the role these people will play in the future of society, the environment and the economy.

The CR and Sustainability Salary Survey 2020

by Grace Coleman
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On March 17th, Acre, Carnstone and Flag launched The CR and Sustainability Salary Survey 2020. The growing areas of corporate responsibility and sustainability have always been difficult to define, and the survey’s purpose is to provide a clearer view of how corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals fit into the modern business landscape.

The Case for the Social Board (and How to Build One)

An ‘ideas menu’ for connecting the board of directors with society
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For many company boards, tackling the unmet needs of society is an aspiration that can be delegated to Corporate Social Responsibility teams. They see government as primarily responsible for addressing challenges such as climate change and mental illness, leaving boards to focus on shareholder value. The main argument in this paper is that the relationship between business and society has reached a point where the voice of society needs to be introduced explicitly as a stakeholder in the boardroom.

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