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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


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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Expert advisory panel steers ILG framework on climate change portfolio risk

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.

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Investor rigour key to green bonds success

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.

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The Value of Responsible Investment: The moral, financial and economic case for action

May 2014 – Investors are uniquely placed to support economic activity that enhances the environment, sustains livelihoods and contributes to economic stability. And with thousands of signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, support for these values has never been stronger. The imperative now is to convert ambition into effective investment practice.

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Working meeting, Paris

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.

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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