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    • Governance & Stewardship Annual Review Governance & Stewardship Annual Review Alison Kennedy and Mike Everett Recorded: May 16 2014 3:00 pm UTC 32 mins
    • The importance of asset managers being effective stewards of their clients’ investments has never been greater. Standard Life Investments strives to be transparent and accountable in how we fulfil our responsibilities as asset managers and stewards of best practice. To this end, Standard Life Investments is pleased to publish our second Governance & Stewardship Annual Review.

      Governance & Stewardship Directors, Alison Kennedy and Mike Everett, will highlight a selection of our particularly notable engagements throughout the year, along with details of our voting activities and commentary on the wider governance arena.

      These webcasts are now fully online, so no dial in is required. However, if you do not have the facilities to listen online (headphones or speakers), we have provided a dial in number:

      Conference ID: 31348

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    • Governance & Stewardship Annual Review Governance & Stewardship Annual Review Alison Kennedy and Mike Everett Recorded: May 16 2014 7:00 am UTC 35 mins
    • The importance of asset managers being effective stewards of their clients’ investments has never been greater. Standard Life Investments strives to be transparent and accountable in how we fulfil our responsibilities as asset managers and stewards of best practice. To this end, Standard Life Investments is pleased to publish our second Governance & Stewardship Annual Review.

      Governance & Stewardship Directors, Alison Kennedy and Mike Everett, will summarise the review and highlight a selection of our particularly notable engagements throughout the year, along with details of our voting activities and commentary on the wider governance arena.

      These webcasts are now fully online, so no dial in is required. However, if you do not have the facilities to listen online (headphones or speakers), we have provided a dial in number:

      Conference ID: 31346

      +44 (0) 20 3003 2666 - Standard International Access
      0808 109 0700 - UK Toll Free
      1 866 966 5335 - USA Toll Free

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    • Klima des Wandels: Wie wichtig nachhaltiges Investieren ist. Klima des Wandels: Wie wichtig nachhaltiges Investieren ist. Jessica Ground, Head of Stewardship at Schroders Recorded: Mar 31 2016 3:00 pm UTC 36 mins
    • Investieren und dabei auf die Faktoren Umwelt, Soziales und Unternehmensführung achten wird immer wichtiger. Und auch das eigene Stimmrecht aktiv auszuüben, erhält immer höheren Stellenwert. Kurzum, die Route hin zu nachhaltigem Investieren ist seit der Jahrtausendwende klar vorgezeichnet. Dieser Ansatz erweist sich als immer zentralerer Faktor der treuhänderischen Pflichten von Unternehmen wie von ihren Eigentümern.

      Als Global Head of Stewardship bei Schroders ist Jessica Ground eine ausgewiesene Spezialistin für nachhaltige Geldanlagen. Sie skizziert die grundlegenden Veränderungen, die sich in der Investmentlandschaft abzeichnen und abzeichnen werden. Und sie zeigt auf, warum man Nachhaltigkeitskriterien unbedingt in den Anlageprozess für Aktien und Unternehmensanleihen integrieren sollte: Gute Gründe dafür gibt es viele, und die begründete Aussicht auf bessere Renditen ist nur einer von ihnen.

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    • Climate Risk Reporting Climate Risk Reporting Daniel Brooksbank, Editor, Responsible-Investor.com Recorded: May 12 2016 3:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • The battle of the resolutions – focus on ExxonMobil:
      • Can an informal alliance of global investors achieve their aim of establishing a new set of norms around climate risk reporting and disclosure?
      • With European investors and corporations broadly backing calls for improved climate risk reporting and disclosure, is this the moment we will see North America come on board?
      • Will this resolution end the apparent inconsistency by asset owners and asset managers who vote for climate risk resolutions when supported by management but not when companies resist?

      Speakers:
      • Patrick Doherty, Director of Corporate Governance, NYS Office of the State Comptroller (USA)
      • Edward Mason, Head of Responsible Investment, Church Commissioners (UK)
      • Anne Simpson, Investment Director, Global Governance, CalPERS (USA)
      • Helen Wildsmith, Stewardship Director - Climate Change, CCLA Investment Management (UK)•
      • Shanna Cleveland, Senior Manager - Carbon Asset Risk Initiative, Ceres

      Overview:
      Stockholder Proposal Regarding Report on Climate Change Impact Assessment is Item No 12 on the ballot at ExxonMobil’s AGM on 25 May. It has been co-filed by England’s Church Commissioners and the New York State Common Retirement Fund in the US. This transatlantic partnership is a first for the Church Commissioners.

      The resolution asks ExxonMobil to improve its annual reporting on climate risk and to disclose to investors how resilient the company’s portfolio would be if efforts to restrict warming to 2° were successful. In an article written by Edward Mason for Responsible Investor link, he explains that their resolution doesn’t ask ExxonMobil to change its house view that the 2° target will be overshot. It simply asks them to report on how the business would fare were the Paris Agreement to be implemented. It is the same request for reporting on portfolio resilience that the “Aiming for A” shareholder resolutions made of BP and Shell in 2015.

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