US Launch: Statement into Investor Obligations and Duties

Global Launch: Statement into Investor Obligations and Duties

You are invited to the US launch of the statement into investor obligations and duties in New York on Wednesday, 10 August hosted by Generation IM.

In January 2016, the PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation launched a three year project to clarify investor duties in relation to the integration of environmental, social and governance issues in investment practice and decision-making. This follows the publication in September 2015 of Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century.

The project has three reinforcing components:

  1. Issue a Statement into Investor Obligations and Duties to call on international and national policy makers to introduce a policy instrument that clarifies investor obligations and duties, in particular, to make explicit reference to the requirement to integrate ESG issues in investment decision-making.
  2. Engage with key national stakeholders in the context of integrating ESG factors into fiduciary investors decision-making processes and develop actionable country roadmaps on the policy changes required to achieve full integration across eight countries.
  3. Extend the research into fiduciary and investors duties and direct engagement with stakeholdersĀ  in five major Asian markets: China (including Hong Kong), India, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore.

For further details, please click here or email the PRI Policy team.


08:00 Registration
08:30 Opening remarks
Peter Knight, Partner, Generation IM
08:35 Statement into Investory Obligations and Duties
Michelle Edkins, Global Head of BlackRock's Investment Stewardship
Will Martindale, Head of Policy, PRI
09:30 Close
Following the launch, investors will be invited to support the statement from across the PRI and UNEP FI signatory base.
This event is organised in partnership with UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation.




Generation Investment Management (US)
One Bryant Park
    48th Floor
    New York NY 10036
    United States


10 Aug 2016 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)

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