Archive | November, 2010

Penny Shepherd on the history of RI in Europe

“UKSIF Chief Executive and NSFM member Penny Shepherd has produced a webcast for the CFA Institution on ‘A Short History of Responsible Investment in Europe.’ The webcast tracks the stages of development of Responsible Investment from ‘The Ethical Era’ through ‘Waking up to Materiality’ to the present, ‘A Mainstream Choice’. Penny explores 7 dimensions of […]

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Call for papers – The economics of CSR – Paris 9-10June 2011

MINES ParisTech, the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, the Paris School of Economics jointly organize an academic conference on the economics of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR means socially and environmentally friendly actions not required by law, going beyond compliance, privately providing public goods, or voluntarily internalizing externalities. It is an important economic phenomenon with […]

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NSFM opinion: Responsible investment in the Middle East and North Africa

Nicholas A.J. Taylor writes: It is now widely acknowledged that business operations and investment capital can contribute to peace and stability in host societies.  The inverse is also true, however: poor risk management may not only contribute to political instability and violent conflict, but it may also harm the foreign organization by increasing the risk […]

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NSFM opinion: About forests and trees

Sean Kidney writes: Fiduciary duty for a pension trustee is about protecting the financial interests of fund members in the long term. Or, in the language of the pensions world, “maximizing risk-adjusted returns over the long term, consistent with the interests of participants”. Why then do pension funds spend more time looking at the trees […]

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