Responsible Investment

Why Should Investors Care About ESG Data?

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The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards help companies communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impacts to a wide target audience, including the investment community. GRI believes that in order to achieve real progress, there's a need to align capital investment with sustainable business. We asked prominent investors why they think sustainability matters – here’s what they had to say.

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Bloomberg Becomes First U.S.-Domiciled Corporate Retirement Plan Sponsor to Sign the PRI

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October 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg today announced at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit that it has become the first U.S.-domiciled corporate retirement plan sponsor (ERISA plan sponsor) to join the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). By joining, Bloomberg will incorporate the six, voluntary Principles for Responsible Investment into its investment practices.

GRI is Strengthening Ties with the Investment Community


Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI and James Zhan, Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), met at the GRI Standards launch event in Zurich for the signing of an Exchange of Letters on Wednesday 29 March. Having signed a Memorandum of Understanding already in 2008, GRI and the UNCTAD are deepening their collaboration and establishing a strategic partnership on responsible investment.

Northern Trust Asset Management Launches Unique Sustainable Real Estate Index and Fund in Conjunction with GRESB

Fund Offers Passive Investors Exposure to the Stock Performance of Developed Markets REITs Combined with Responsible Investment Criteria
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LONDON & AMSTERDAM, January 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Northern Trust Asset Management, collaborating with GRESB, the global sustainability benchmark for real assets, has launched a unique sustainable real estate index. A Dutch-domiciled pooled fund passively managed to this new index has also been launched.

The industry-first index is exclusively available to investors using Northern Trust Asset Management vehicles and has been developed in response to demand for a passive approach to real estate investing incorporating environment, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Investing in the Green Economy and Infrastructure

Our responsible investment initiative is a game changer – in our contribution to sustainability, and in shaking up the competitive landscape across all our markets.
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Why it matters

Addressing environmental, social and governance factors in our investment and ownership decisions makes good business sense. This long-term approach adds value to all our stakeholders and means that the investment decisions we make today take into account the wellbeing of future generations.

Funding a greener future

Old Mutual on Embedding Responsible Investment


Getting it right

To support our drive for best practice in responsible investment, we constantly monitor our compliance with our Responsible Investment Standard. We aim to be active and engaged investors: our South African asset manager has met our target of casting 100% of proxy votes, and we are making good progress across the rest of the Group. A proxy vote is where we vote on a company resolution at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on behalf of the people who have delegated that responsibility to us.

Making it transparent

Old Mutual Positive Futures Plan 2015 Infographic

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Our purpose is to help our customers thrive by enabling them to achieve their lifetime financial goals, while investing their funds in ways which will create a positive future for them, their families, their communities and the world at large.

Our values

Video: Why Does Responsible Investing Matter?

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Old Mutual Investment Group CEO, Diane Radley, answers the question "Why does responsible investing matter?"

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REPORT: Substantial Progress on Sustainability Initiatives at 55 Stock Exchanges; Key Capital Market Leaders Convene at Largest Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue

Stock exchanges publicly unveil bold two-year commitments to promote corporate sustainability in their markets
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GENEVA, October 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted its fourth and largest Global Dialogue at the Palais des Nations in Geneva during UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum. As the initiative’s flagship event, the Global Dialogue convened CEOs of stock exchanges, companies and institutional investors, alongside high-level policy makers and capital market regulators.


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