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The Investment Leaders Group Forum on 17 May 2016 aimed to explore the tangible, practical steps and commitments that investors can make to achieve a more responsible, sustainable and, ultimately, resilient financial system.

The Prince of Wales attends forum of global investment leaders, highlighting the importance of responsible investment

May 17, 2016
17 May 2016 – The Prince of Wales, Patron of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, today attended a reception and plenary meeting for a global network of investment managers and asset owners known as the Investment Leaders Group.

New framework helps investment industry to empower savers on the impact of their investments

May 16, 2016
16 May 2016 – The framework takes as its starting point the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which have been converted into a set of six impact metrics for investors that measure impacts – both positive and negative – of those assets on important social and environment topics.

New toolkit helps investors shift the investment chain towards responsible long-term value creation

May 16, 2016
16 May 2016 – Short-termism in financial markets has been widely identified as a cause of underinvestment and poor decision-making by corporations, which undermines long-term value creation. A new report from the Investment Leaders Group provides a toolkit for investors who wish to design investment mandates that can help shift the investment chain towards responsible, long-term value creation.

New model quantifies impact of climate and energy regulation on company profitability

May 11, 2016
12 May 2016 – Anticipating a continued shift to a low carbon society the Investment Leaders Group, made up of a global network of investors and convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, has developed a methodology to model the impact of carbon- and energy-regulation scenarios on firm-level profitability.

ILG attends United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Summit

Sep 25, 2015
Philippe Zaouati, Chair of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG), CEO of Mirova (wholly owned subsidiary of Natixis) and Mark Wilson, CEO of Aviva, have been invited to attend the Interactive Dialogue on "Delivering on a Revitalised Global Partnership" on 26 September 2015 during the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Investment impact reporting: A framework that tackles a growing need

Jun 22, 2015
22 June 2015 – Investors, sustainability reporting organisations and information providers collaborate on a shared vision for reporting investment impact to beneficiaries at a workshop in New York.

Old Mutual becomes the Investment Leaders Group’s newest member

Mar 16, 2015
16 March 2015 – The ILG has recently welcomed its newest member, Old Mutual, to its group of global investors leading on directing capital towards sustainable economic development.

Senior sponsors of the Investment Leaders Group meet to provide a strategic steer for group’s work

Jan 28, 2015
28 January 2015 – Senior sponsors joined their working group representatives at the Zurich Development Center, Zurich, Switzerland to be updated on the progress of the workstreams and to provide a strategic steer.

Fiduciary Duty in Support of Responsible Investment: Joint work with Harvard

Jan 14, 2015
14 January 2015 – Conventional interpretations of fiduciary duty have often been a barrier to responsible investment, holding back the alignment of investments with long-term value creation. However, recent work in this area has emphasised the congruence of responsible investment with the legal obligations of fiduciary duty encompassed in its duties of loyalty, care, and prudence.

Responsible investment with teeth

Nov 27, 2014
27 November 2014 – University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Fellow Carlos Joly presents on ensuring real, positive ESG impact at the 2014 RIAA Conference.

Expert advisory panel steers ILG framework on climate change portfolio risk

Oct 13, 2014
13 October 2014 – Investors are beginning to ask how global environmental trends such as increased pressure on land for food production, soil degradation and extremes of weather will affect the financial performance of countries, industries and firms.

Investor rigour key to green bonds success

Jun 05, 2014
5 June 2014 – A Financial Times letter penned by the Chair of CISL’s Investment Leaders Group emphasises the critical link between investor rigour and the success of the green bond market.

Working meeting, Paris

Feb 25, 2014
25–26 February 2014 – The Investment Leaders Group Working Meeting was hosted by ILG Chair Philippe Zaouati at Natixis Asset Management’s headquarters in Paris.

Launch of the Investment Leaders Group

Oct 08, 2013
8 October 2013, press release – Launch of the Investment Leaders Group Cambridge hosts a new project to advance sustainable investing: The Investment Leaders Group will bring together leading firms in the sector.

Investment Leaders Group inaugural working meeting

May 08, 2013
8 May 2013 – Investment Leaders Group members were convened for the first time at a working meeting in London. The meeting focused on identifying key areas of shared interest and opportunities for impact on which the Group would focus its first stage of work.

Climate change sentiment could hit global investment portfolios in the short term (report)

Nov 12, 2015
12 November 2015 – A new report by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership reveals that global investment portfolios could lose up to 45 per cent as a consequence of short-term shifts in climate change sentiment.

Roelie van Wijk-Russchen, CEO of TKP Investments, appointed Chair of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG)

May 15, 2017
15 May 2017 – Roelie will support the ILG with strategic guidance to help the group deliver an ambitious three-year programme focusing on investment impact and long-termism.

Aon is the 10th member to join the Investment Leaders Group

Nov 30, 2017
30 November 2017 – The Investment Leaders Group is delighted to announce Aon as the latest member to join its global network of pension funds, insurers and asset managers committed to advancing the practice of responsible investment.

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) join the Investment Leaders Group

Feb 07, 2018
7 February 2018 – The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) has welcomed its newest member, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), to its group of global investors leading on directing capital towards sustainable economic development.

Top investment executives commit to sustainable finance Action Plan in high-level meeting with European Commission

Apr 10, 2018
10 April 2018 – Investment leaders with more than $12 trillion under management and advice shared insights with the European Commission to support the implementation of the EU’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance.

La Banque Postale Asset Management joins the Investment Leaders Group

Jul 26, 2018
26 July 2018 – The Investment Leaders Group (ILG) has welcomed La Banque Postale Asset Management to its group of global investors leading on directing capital towards sustainable economic development.

State Street joins the Investment Leaders Group

Jul 31, 2018
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.

Key research highlights from ILG members

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

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

Feb 08, 2019
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.

Working paper finds that better disclosures are needed to assess long-term orientation of investment funds

Mar 20, 2019
20 March 2019 – The Investment Leaders Group found that the data necessary to enable institutional and retail investors to assess the long-term orientation of the investment funds is not currently available.

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