Responsible Investment Reports

Responsible Investment ReportsCapital markets are changing. Responsible investment has become mainstream. In 2011, more than 180 major investment institutions worldwide, worth over US$5 trillion, reported on how they put responsible investment into practice.

Clients and pension fund beneficiaries are increasingly demanding communication on whether their money is being managed responsibly. So are regulators.

Developments such as the Stewardship Code in the UK and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment are starting to make public reporting on responsible investment mandatory for investors.

ESG Communications specialises in helping investors to meet these demands. Often through producing annual Responsible or Sustainable Investment Reports.

There is no one-way to write a Responsible Investment Report. It is an emerging field and ESG Communications offer strategic advice and creative solutions to help design a report that is tailored to your organisation and provides a long-term framework for you to improve and progress in your reporting.

If your organisation is considering responsible investment reporting for the first time our experienced team offer advice and practical support on what content needs to go in. As required, we manage the process from start to finish: Finding content, editing and design, sign offs and print production. Arrange a meeting or contact us to find out more.

Service to PRI signatories

PRI logoFrom 2013, it becomes compulsory for all PRI signatories to complete and publish their responses to the PRI reporting framework. ESG Communications can help investors transform this process from an ordeal to an opportunity.

Some pension funds and asset managers will simply allow the PRI to publish their answers in its template report format. However those investors that want to go beyond the basics and communicate the drive and delivery of their responsible investment activities to members, clients or other stakeholders publish their own annual Responsible Investment Report.

ESG Communications can help you produce a report tailored to your fund’s needs.

It will document your institution’s activities on responsible investment, shows the direction of travel and considers your social and environmental impacts. These reports can also save resources by including references to voluntary codes such as the PRI, Stewardship Code (UK) or CRISA (South Africa).

ESG Communications can help you produce your first annual Responsible Investment Report. For an example of our work see the Sustainable Investment Report for giant US pension fund CalPERS here.

We also help signatories to complete the PRI framework itself.

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