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24 Feb

Three things this week: ESG, Investor advocacy, and the Ozone

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1. ESG in quarterly calls: fiduciary duty

When investors ask about water, health & safety, or turnover, it’s code for ESG. Five months ago, the US labor dept approved the inclusion of environmental and social considerations in fund managers’ investment decisions. This will direct multi-trillions of investments toward sustainability and cleantech. Equally important, now is this outcome: The reality is, speaking as a fiduciary, to not systematically analyze ESG performance in the investment process would be a breach of fiduciary responsibility, not the other way,”… Go here for more. Expect an explosion of ESG questions in quarterly calls, as fund managers of all stripes come to terms with the import of this newer role as fund guardians... 

2. Investor advocacy: 'CEO pay grew 997%'

More on fiduciary duty: an investor advocacy group is targeting CEO pay, suggesting that Fund Managers that don’t engage on the issue of CEO pay are ‘asleep at the wheel’. More here.

3. Ozone layer shows signs of recovery: UN 

How timely. With the hard work of Paris/COP 21 ahead, and new GHG regs emerging (Ontario Cap&Trade announced yesterday) our ozone layer sends us a good news signal: international agreements and regional regulations do in fact achieve the seemingly impossible. More here

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Susan Sheehan, MBA, CRS-P, TSM-VSP

Vice President Sustainability

Susan leads client engagement for iCompli’s Sustainability Services. She has advised on or led sustainability strategies for corporations such as Algonquin Power/Liberty Utilities, Conestoga Meat Packers, Kraft Foods, Titanium Corp., Newalta and US Silver & Gold. She is a frequent sustainability strategy speaker in North America, Europe and Asia, and expert panelist for clean technology and sustainability reporting. Susan is a Verification Service Provider for the Mining Association of Canada's TSM sustainability framework, and has an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business.

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