By David Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Clarion Partners
Clarion Partners realizes it’s possible to ensure a more sustainable future while delivering value to our clients and tenants. At the same time, we know that affecting change at the property level requires us to start from within.
On October 23, 2018 the Financial Times published an article stating that Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, had announced that “sustainable investing will be a core component for how everyone invests in the future.” He further explained that sustainable investing did not lead to lower returns and that in his own opinion such a strategy will lead to higher returns.
Annual Impact Report outlines ClearBridge Investment’s efforts in public company engagement over the past three decades
NEW YORK, April 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ – ClearBridge Investments, LLC has published its 2017 Impact Report, “Making an Impact through Active Equity Ownership.” ClearBridge has been engaging with public companies to campaign for improvement on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for more than three decades. This report outlines the evolution of ESG investing at the firm and how, as active shareholders, ClearBridge measures its impact on the companies it owns across its strategies.
The PRI and the UN Global Compact call for more sustainability around Corporate Pensions
New York, 20 April 2017 /3BL Media/ – The leaders of the world's two largest corporate and investor sustainability initiatives today called on CEOs to ensure their corporate pension plans – an untapped sustainability area – adopt responsible investing policies – highlighting concrete benefits including improved investment performance, fulfilling fiduciary duty and managing regulatory risk and boosting corporate sponsor credibility.
David Sheasby, Head of Governance and Sustainability at Martin Currie Shares His Perspective
"Imagine the scenario. A large multinational with a secure market position, steady cash flows and a healthy balance sheet suddenly and unexpectedly gets news of a regulatory change that will have a significantly negative impact on its business. Almost overnight the company is forced to write off millions in the value of its assets, projected cash flows are obliterated and the equity valuation is demolished.
The Barclays UK Retirement fund (BUKRF) has signed up to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), becoming the first UK bank pension fund to do so.
Signing up to the principles commits the fund to incorporating environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) into its investment decision-making, being an active share owner and report annually on its activities and progress in implementing the principles.
September 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Old Mutual is the Gold Sponsor at the PRI in Person conference being held at the London Excel Conference Centre this week, from 8 to 10 September 2015. Convened by the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), this annual conference is one of the most significant responsible investment conferences, globally.
Stock exchanges publicly unveil bold two-year commitments to promote corporate sustainability in their markets
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.
BOSTON, MA, March 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability advocacy group Ceres, in collaboration with BlackRock and other major institutional investors, today announced an initiative to engage global stock exchanges via the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) on a possible uniform reporting standard for sustainability reporting by all exchange members.