We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of our Responsible Investment Update, a global review highlighting important new resources and reports about integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment decision-making processes.
Go to the titles below to read articles on the following topics:
- Report Launch – Through the Looking Glass: How Are Investors Applying the Results of the Mercer Climate Change Scenarios Study? This new follow up report discusses actions that the investor partners involved with the 2011 study are taking or planning based on the findings.
- Durban Blues – With a Hint of Green: Although Durban gave some the blues, closer examination of the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference unveils more than a hint of “green.” In this article, Mercer discusses some outcomes from the talks, challenges in tackling climate change and their implications, and key issues for investors.
- ESG Ratings Update – 5,000 and Counting: As our global, cross-asset class pool of ESG rated strategies grows past the 5,000 mark, Mercer takes inventory of the research and discusses some leading examples and challenges in moving ESG analysis forward.
- Stewardship Responsibilities on Executive Pay – Recent Developments in the UK: Stewardship responsibilities are once again on the agenda in the UK as the government proposes major reforms to executive compensation policies. In this article, we discuss the recent UK government consultation on executive pay, including Mercer’s response and where things are headed from here.
- What Happens After You Sign the PRI? So, you’ve signed onto the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. What now? Mercer discusses first steps for signatories, along with considerations for new signatories in developing internal structure, capabilities, and reporting around the commitment.
For access to our publications and up-to-date coverage of developments, bookmark our homepage, www.mercer.com/ri.
We welcome your thoughts and views about this evolving industry, and wish everyone a happy and sustainable 2012.
The Responsible Investment Team