The ESG Factor

Q1 2020 | Issue 2 Welcome to the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter. At ESG Ireland, we are striving for real engagement on a theme we believe is fundamental to securing our future. So, thank you for taking the time to read this publication.  The articles included in this issue are: Purpose: Talk or…

What does responsible investing mean to you?

The growing lexicon of terminology around the theme of responsible investing has added to some confusion for capital allocators. But is it really that complicated? In this video, Amanda Young, Head of Global ESG Investment Research, Aberdeen Standard Investments, shares with us what responsible investing means to them.  You can hear more from Amanda, at…

Investing with Impact

Shifting attitudes and growing social and environmental awareness are reshaping our world. Consumers are highly aware of the environmental and social impact their spending habits can have. Investors are increasingly demanding that their investments not only deliver sustainable financial returns, but also reflect their ethical or moral values. And regulators are enforcing more stringent environmental…

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…