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Vigeo Eiris News - 10/05/2012

EIRIS participation at Rio+20

Both Peter Webster (Executive Director) and Mairead Hancock (Head of Client Services) from EIRIS are attending sustainable investment events held alongside the main Rio+20 Earth Summit.

Events they’ll be attending between them include:

  • ICGN Annual Conference,  25 – 27 June;
  • UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance side event to the PRI in Person on 28 June;
  • CDP Carbon Action Breakfast Meeting ‘Can Investors Really Drive Positive Behaviour in Companies?’ on 28 June and
  • PRI in Person, 28 – 29 June. Peter Webster will moderate a session on shareholder engagement at the Principles for Responsible Investment’s annual event. This session, titled ‘Does shareholder engagement work?’, is on Thursday 28 June from 11.10 – 12.10. The panel will focus on how to evaluate the effectiveness of engagements and lessons learnt.

They will be tweeting live from these events and you can follow them via our twitter feed: @EIRISNews. Please view our comments on twitter or alternatively, please come and see us at one of the events we’re attending.

Our events and research have found some encouraging signs that we are making progress on sustainable investment. Yet clearly much more needs to be done. If the UN conference on sustainable development is to be successful in promoting the shift to a greener and fairer economy, both companies and their investors must be fully engaged in the sustainability debate. Rio+20 offers an important opportunity to advance the concerted action needed by financial institutions, business and governments alike to support the transition to a more long-term, sustainable and resilient economy.

Keywords : Conférence, ESG, Rating, World