Next month’s Paris conference will see European and international asset owners and fund managers meet to discuss current global challenges.
Investors from some of the biggest asset owners and fund managers across Europe are to gather in Paris to debate the implications of Brexit and the development of credible ESG (environmental, social and governance) policies.
The Global Invest Forum (GIF) takes place on the 10 and 11 of October and comes as Brexit negotiations flounder toward a 31 October deadline and amid mounting interest in the role of investors in tackling the climate crisis.
The UN Climate Change Summit this week saw the launch of a new project—the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance—in which asset owners pledged to push their investee companies for decarbonisation.
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Fund manager State Street claims its new scoring system, dubbed "R-Factor", will help ESG information "become an integral part of the financial system" by meeting the needs of both investors and companies for a transparent scoring methodology.
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