BMO Global Asset Management has operations throughout North America and Europe, as well as in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney and is a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative (UNPRI
campaign, as well as the UNPRI
and international corporate governance
(35.) Many well-known guidelines fall into this category, such as the "OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises"; the "UNEP Finance Initiative"; the "UN Global Impact" and the "UN Principles for Responsible Investment" (UNPRI
is a similar framework for institutional investors.
Yes, some, like the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) have allocated a small percentage of their portfolios to ESG investments but, in an absolute sense, it has failed to catch on: Of all the asset owners in the world, only 233 have signed their names to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI
The JSE has already signed up to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI
) and has formed the FTSE/JSE Shariah All Share Index with the FTSE in order to encourage Islamic ethical investment.
Private equity fund manager Aureos Capital, which specialises in investing into small to medium-sized businesses in emerging markets, has signed up to the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI
Dubai: The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)-based Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance has become the first institution in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to sign up to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI