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The Responsible Investment Update, our global review, highlights important new resources and reports on how investors are approaching environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations. 



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>> GO TO ISSUE 23 - MAY 2013  





  • Maximizing Investment Outcomes from Indigenous Settlements: What does best practice governance mean for Indigenous settlement claims? Mercer discusses findings from its recent report, First Peoples’ Settlement Peer Practices, drawing insight from government settlements with Indigenous groups from around the globe.


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  • Inspiration Profile: Jane Ambachtsheer: In this article from Benefits Canada, get a closer look into our Global Head of Responsible Investment’s background and learn about her career path within Mercer.






>> GO TO ISSUE 22 - 6 DECEMBER 2012  


  • Responsible Investment – Not a Religious Experience: What are the differences between Responsible Investment and ethical or socially responsible investing? Mercer addresses some common misconceptions and describes the evolution of the Responsible Investment industry.


  • Building a Responsible Investment portfolio: What kinds of options are available for investors looking to implement a Responsible Investment strategy? In this article, Mercer explores the institutional-quality market landscape.


  • Case Study – Responsible Investment in Japan: What does Responsible Investment look like in action? This article describes how a Japanese corporate pension fund chose to implement an RI strategy focused on environmental, social and governance themes.



  • And check out this recent news from Mercer:




>> GO TO ISSUE 21 - 10 JULY 2012 


  • Opportunities in sustainability: With the world’s largest asset owners ramping up their allocations to sustainability themed investments, Mercer discusses related global policies, the risks, and the increasingly available investment opportunities.





  • Insurance and Responsible Investment: The recently launched Principles for Sustainable Insurance represent growing awareness of sustainability challenges facing the insurance industry. In this article, we explore some ESG risks, review the Principles, and discuss some related actions for insurers.




>> GO TO ISSUE 20 - 13 FEBRUARY 2012 



  • 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.



  • 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.



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