2015 in review
Undoubtedly, 2015 was the ‘Big Bang’ equivalent for Responsible Investment (RI). Culminating in The Paris Accord at the United Nations’ COP 21 meetings held in Paris,climate change was the lever used to push RI boldly into the mainstream of asset management. In the future, 2015 will be viewed in the same vein as 1987 for the City of London with the developments that led to its present status as the global financial centre. RI is no longer an option based on a compliance rationale – it is now a must-have and will lead to a race to the top for the asset management industry in its embrace and integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and Impact-based outcomes.
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