The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) is a global network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers committed to advancing the practice of responsible investment. It is a voluntary initiative, driven by its members, facilitated by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and supported by academics in the University of Cambridge.
The ILG´s mission is to help shift the investment chain towards responsible, long-term value creation, such that economic, social and environmental sustainability are delivered as an outcome of the investment management process as investors go about generating robust, long-term returns.
As fiduciaries, investors gain by helping beneficiaries make informed choices about the management of their savings and investments. While the financial performance of funds is readily accessible, their social and environmental impact remains largely opaque, not only to the public but to the industry too.
This report aims to help the investment industry empower savers to understand the impact of their investments on the critical challenges of our generation and to invest in line with their world views.
Short-termism in financial markets has been widely identified as a cause of under-investment, economic inefficiency and poor decision-making by corporations, which undermines long-term value creation.
This report provides a toolkit for investors who wish to design investment mandates that can help shift the investment chain towards responsible, long-term value creation.
In response, this research report assesses the impact of future carbon- and energy-related regulation on the most sensitive industries and geographies at a company level.