PRI’s stewardship initiative looks to stimulate investor collaboration on human rights and social issues.
Project aims to tackle “pervasive” under-resourcing, but asset owners must show they value stewardship via manager selection.
Agreement reached by Apple and its shareholders on workers’ right to organise “sets a standard” for remedy of workforce-related disputes.
European asset managers have boosted their support for ESG proposals, while US and UK asset managers stagnate.
Kirsten James, Senior Program Director of Water, Ceres, says corporates and investors can work together to deliver net-positive outcomes in water-stressed regions.
Patrick Yau, Managing Director of Strategic Investor Relations, Edison Group, says all parties must adjust to a new paradigm of shareholder democracy.
Asset owners and managers highlight failings of and seek solutions to “unfair, broken system”.
Despite increased activity, lack of baseline engagement and stewardship targets is limiting ability to cut portfolio emissions.
Policy engagement on deforestation to widen focus to demand side.
Anti-trust claims seen as lacking merit, but further ‘anti-ESG’ tactics from politicians are expected in 2023.
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