Download the Responsible Reward Report
If you’re a responsible investor or investee company, then please download this report for valuable insights to assist with your quest for long-term success and global impact.
Here’s a short excerpt from the Executive Summary…
“At today’s annual rate of consumption, we will be using the equivalent resources of two Earths every year by 2030. This is the same year as when approx. 200 countries have committed to achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to protect and develop our environment and our people, and create prosperous economies. Despite the growing trend of green and social investment products, they still only represent one-third of the trillions of dollars needed for the SDGs.
Both responsible investors and investees acknowledge that they have to respond to the increasing demands from, mainly younger, consumers and employees as to where products are sourced, how they are manufactured, and how their financial savings are invested for later years.
Some sceptics advocate that businesses only exist to make money for their owners and do not wish to risk compromising financial returns at the expense of societal impact. They misconceive that the two are mutually exclusive.
In addition, divergent views within and across investment and advisory firms cause frustration and confusion for corporates who try to balance the conflicting financial, environmental, social, and regulatory demands placed upon them by their varied stakeholders.
Initiatives such as the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) executive pay recommendations expressly require the link between corporate performance, implementation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets, and the determination of pay outcomes, starting at the executive level. Although there is a lot of interest on the part of organisations in signing up to these agreements, there is, currently, little to show in terms of such linkages.
Some debate whether it’s right and necessary to pay for doing the ‘right thing’. While a very subjective concept and a valid and deep philosophical question, the world has already moved to a place where this is happening all day and every day at, and outside of, work. We are rewarded for what we do and penalised for what we don’t do. So now is not the time to deliberate and hesitate about what’s right or wrong.
Now is the time for asset owners, asset managers, investment consultants and corporations to act decisively, rise to the challenge and redress the balance of global environmental, social, and governance flaws created by humankind… before it’s too late.
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