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Investment Leaders Group

The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) is a global network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers, with over US $12 trillion under management and advice, 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 vision is an investment chain in which economic, social and environmental sustainability are delivered as an outcome of the investment process as investors go about generating robust, long-term returns.

 

Programme

Measuring investment impacts

The Cambridge Impact Framework offers a set of impact metrics that translate the SDGs into measurable indicators that can be calculable, easily understood and implementable by members.

Promoting long-termism

This research project provides a checklist allowing asset owners and retail clients to assess a fund's long-term orientation as well as enable asset managers to review their own performance.

Understanding consumer preferences and behaviours

The ILG is working with Cambridge academics from the Department of Psychology to develop a Virtual Investment Experiment (VIE), which tests investor preferences as to how they trade off financial performance against impact.

Climate risk and resilience

Research in this area aims to empower investors to understand how shifts in market sentiment induced by awareness of future climate risks could affect global financial markets in the short term.

 

Latest news


A growing interest from the investment community on ways to measure impacts at the launch event of the Cambridge Impact Framework

08 February 2019 – The launch event of the Cambridge Impact Framework brought together over 120 asset managers and asset owners, academics, sustainability experts, alongside EU Commission officials, to discuss the opportunities, challenges and next steps to measure investment impacts.

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In search of impact: Measuring the full value of capital; update: the Cambridge Impact Framework

January 2019 – Supporting progress against SDGs has become one of the main objectives of the sustainable finance industry. However, measurement of this progress at fund level from both institutional and retail investors is still only developing. Although many challenges remain to be solved, the Investment Leaders Group, convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has designed a set of six open-source metrics which investors can use as proxies for their progress towards the SDGs.

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Better measures needed to help savers choose investment products, new report finds

January 31 2019 – The Investment Leaders Group found that the data necessary to assess the social and environmental impact of funds is lacking.

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Key research highlights from ILG members

December 2018 – read a round-up of research undertaken by our ILG members.

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Trustees should prioritise climate risk

15 October 2018 – The facts speak for themselves and must be acted on – trustees need to prioritise climate risk says Andrew Voysey, CISL’s Director for Sustainable Finance.

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State Street joins the Investment Leaders Group

31 July 2018 – State Street is the latest organisation to join the Investment Leaders Group, a body of 12 influential investors dedicated to cultivating sustainable economic development.

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Members

Investment Leaders Group members. Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

 *HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme

Contact

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Faty Dembele, Senior Programme Manager, Investment Leaders Initiative