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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


Investment impact reporting: A framework that tackles a growing need

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.

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Old Mutual becomes the Investment Leaders Group’s newest member

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Responsible investment with teeth

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.

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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