Archive | April, 2012

NSFM Director, Steve Viederman on: ‘My Vocation’

Until March 2000 while I was gainfully employed I easily, if retrospectively wrongly, answered the question “what do you do?” I was the president of a philanthropic foundation supporting work on economic and environmental justice, and reproductive rights, with a particular focus on communities of color, and sustainable agriculture, and investing its assets to harmonize […]

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Did investors act as enablers of the banking crisis? – NSFM workshop in Edinburgh last week. Now we’d like YOUR help!

Did investors act as enablers of the banking crisis? What should/could we do to be a bigger part of the solution? A Network for Sustainable Financial Markets fringe workshop prior to the opening of the Just Banking conference was held in Edinburgh, Thursday 19th April. To complement the main conference, this fringe session – organised in collaboration with Just […]

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The ‘mother of all preventable surprises’; exploring what fiduciary duty requires; New York event – sustainable investing for the public benefit

In an article in IPE this month, NSFMer, Raj Thamotheram tackles the ‘mother of all preventable surprises’: climate change. In Climate a major beta risk, he argues that “Investors could be a bigger part of the solution by: discouraging inappropriate corporate political lobbying; pushing for a level playing field in energy subsidies; and ensuring that their […]

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NSFM Edinburgh workshop; World Economic Forum report on short-term investing; ESG data – a behavioural experiment; FT on ‘walking the talk’ in SRI

Event alert: Network for Sustainable Financial Markets fringe workshop prior to the opening of the Just Banking conference in Edinburgh, 19 April 2012: Did investors act as the enablers of the banking crisis?  What should / could we do to be a bigger part of the solution? Further details and instructions on how to register available here. **** Report: Long-term investing can […]

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London Fiduciary Duty Roundtable Identifies Practices to Reclaim Fiduciary Duty Fundamentals

Two dozen pension fund senior managers, advisors and academics gathered in London on 19 March 2012 for the first NSFM Roundtable on Fiduciary Duty to be held in Europe.  The event was co-sponsored by the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management at the University of Toronto.  Participants discussed various scenarios to help identify practices that […]

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