August 2010

04 August 2010

August 2010

Eurosif Responds to EC Green Paper On August 31, Eurosif submitted its response to the European Commission consultation on the Green Paper on Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions. The main highlights of the response are: 

  • Board of Directors' roles and responsibilities (including on ESG risk management and control)
  • Transparency and the duties of third-parties along the ownership chain
  • Shareholder engagement in corporate governance issues
  • Linking remuneration to environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance

Read the response on the Eurosif website: This paper will be available for public viewing from September 1. Eurosif High Net Worth Individuals & Sustainable Investment Study to be Released in September The 2010 HNWI & Sustainable Investment Study will be published in mid-September. This study highlights recent trends regarding the strategies used by HNWIs in their asset allocations and to which extent they integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into their investment decision-making and ownership practices. The recent financial crisis’ impact on HNWIs is addressed as well as their tendencies regarding sustainable investment. This study will be mentioned in various media outlets such as FTfm, IPE Magazine and Environmental Finance. For more information, please contact 2010 European SRI Study is Underway The highly anticipated 2010 edition of the European SRI Market Study will be released exclusively to Eurosif member affiliates at the Eurosif Annual Advisory Council Meeting on October 12 in Amsterdam. It will then be presented to the public on October 13, 2010, at the Eurosif / Responsible Investor Conference. Events are planned across Europe in partnership with the local SIFs to discuss the results of the study. Please see our Events section for more details. The 2010 study is sponsored by Amundi Group, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Cheuvreux and Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management. For more information please contact Extractives Sector Report to be Published in September Eurosif, with the research help of GES, is finalising a sector report focusing on the extractives industry, to be published in September. A steering committee comprised of CM-CIC Asset Management, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, Schroeders, SNS Asset Management, Threadneedle and Triodos professionals have provided their input and support on this project. Extractives practices can lead to major ESG challenges, which are outlined and paired with business risks and opportunities in the report. For more information or to get involved in future reports, please contact Eurosif. Spaces for October 12 Eurosif Annual Advisory Council Meeting Filling Up - Reserve Your Place Now! Eurosif Member Affiliates are invited to participate in the Annual Advisory Council Meeting taking place on October 12 in Amsterdam. This meeting will include a networking lunch, in-depth updates on Eurosif's latest lobbying initiatives and groundbreaking research on the HWNI market, and a sneak-peak at the 2010 SRI Study before the public launch. On October 13, the study will be formally presented at the Responsible Investor ESG Conference. REGISTRATION The Annual Advisory Council Meeting Registration Deadline is October 1 and there is limited capacity, so email Anne Emson to sign up today! This event is free of charge. To register for the RI Conference, click here. Eurosif members get a 25% discount.