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Frontiers in Responsible Investing: practical introduction for investment professionals
Frontiers in Responsible Investing - A practical introduction for investment professionals

Are you seeing increased interest in responsible investing, ESG and “sustainability”in your profession, but struggling to keep up with the jargon, standards, initiatives, and strategies?

Join us for an interactive, practical workshop that drills down to the essentials of sustainability for investment professionals today, and how to tailor these to your firm and your clients’ needs. Find out how ESG analysis can help you capture alpha and have a positive impact at the same time.

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Pension fund trustee education - Responsible Investing Fundamentals workshop
Pension fund trustee education - RI Fundamentals workshop

Retirement fund trustees face considerable pressure in addressing their fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of the fund’s members.

Although it has been six years since Regulation 28 of the Pensions Fund Act was amended to support “the adoption of a responsible investment approach” that gives “appropriate consideration to any factor which may materially affect the sustainable long-term performance of a fund’s assets, including factors of an environmental, social and governance character”, the majority of trustees appear unclear about what responsible investment is and what this means for their fund.

This is reflected in the fact that only five South Africa retirement funds are signatories to the global Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the low number of pension funds that have endorsed the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA)

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