Launch of Investor Obligations and Duties in Asian Markets Report in South Korea

The Korea Sustainability Investing Forum together with UNEP FI, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UN Global Compact Korea Network and BNP Paribas, co-hosted the launch of the ‘Investor Obligations and Duties in Six Asian Markets’ report in South Korea. In addition to South Korea, the report looks into the fiduciary duties in China, Hong Kong, […]

Japan Sustainable Building Consortium: The 3​rd​ Symposium on Paris Agreement and ESG in Real Estate Investments

The 3rd Symposium on the Paris Agreement and ESG in Real Estate Investments was hosted by the Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation (IBEC) and jointly-hosted by Japan Sustainable Building Consortium (JSBC), UNEP FI and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Nearly 200 experts who engage in construction, real estate and asset management industries participated […]

Promoting sustainable stock exchanges: Dubai Financial Market organises a special bell-ringing ceremony to celebrate Dubai’s hosting of UNEP FI’s Global Roundtable and Annual Meeting

24th October, 2016, Dubai, UAE – Stock exchanges play a crucial role in driving the growing green economy which will be so vital to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Ahead of the UNEP FI Global Roundtable, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) organized a special bell-ringing ceremony underlining DFM’s commitment to promote the sustainability of stock exchanges. […]

Investor Obligations and Duties in Six Asian Markets

UNEP FI, PRI and The Generation Foundation launch the report Investor Obligations and Duties in Six Asian Markets. Based on over 50 interviews with policy makers, investors and stakeholders, the report analyses investment practice and investor obligations and duties in six Asian markets: China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea. Despite growing awareness […]

United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Global Dialogue

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative hosted its fifth Global Dialogue in Singapore, which brought together stock exchange CEOs, institutional investors and companies along with Singapore’s Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, H.E. Masagos Zulkifli. During the event, the SSE released its 2016 Report on Progress. With 59 exchanges partnering with the […]

Launch: Global Statement on Investor obligations and duties

UNEP FI and its partners PRI and The Generation Foundation launched the Statement as a way to address many of the misconceptions that still exist around investor duties and obligations. It points to weaknesses in international and national policy frameworks as a barrier for investors to take account of ESG issues in their investment processes, […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: UNEP FI announces a three year programme with PRI and The Generation Foundation to integrate sustainability into investors’ fiduciary duties

The project will engage asset owners, asset managers and policy makers across national and international jurisdictions to harmonise a global understanding of fiduciary duty which incorporates sustainability. The project will focus on three primary objectives: To encourage governments and regulatory agencies in the eight jurisdictions covered in the 2015 report (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, […]