Why ESG Matters

A significant shift in mindset is taking place among a growing number of business and investment leaders, who are starting to realize that ESG is an essential part of strategy and performance. The CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor, has been writing to companies stating that ESG performance is essential to sustainable growth…

Follow through on ESG

The interest in ESG and responsible investing continues to gather momentum, with events and forums being held in cities across the world last week, from Dublin to Taipei. This is a positive development. However, there is one caveat. Every year, well intentioned people attend events, proclaiming their feelings of leaving ‘inspired and motivated’. Once back…

The ESG Factor

The Official Newsletter of ESG Ireland The ESG Factor is a new quarterly publication focused on sharing practical knowledge on the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into decision making and the broader theme of responsible investing. Across the fiduciary chain – from the investor to the executive team at companies – all…

ESG & Irish Pension Schemes

Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP II) Directive The revised IORP Directive entered the Official Journal of the European Union on 14 December 2016 and member states were required to transpose it into national law by 13 January 2019. While the IORP II directive has come into effect since January , Ireland has failed to…