10 Year Global Workshop Series - Boston

Signatories, regional stakeholders and partners are invited to join the consultation on our Blueprint for Responsible Investment in Boston. Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy and Research at the PRI will lead the consultation and present findings from the PRI’s signatory satisfaction survey and the PRI’s impact evaluation report. These results will feed into the Blueprint session discussion topics which will make up the consultation agenda.

The outcomes of these discussion themes will be collated regionally and presented at PRI in Person Conference between 6-8 September in Singapore.

The agenda will also include a dedicated session on the PRI’s role in supporting the FSB Taskforce on climate disclosure, a demonstration on the PRI’s new collaborative platform and an update on our engagements with a focus on human rights.

AGENDA

11:00 Arrival and registration
11:30 Welcome remarks
Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy and Research, PRI
11:35 Shaping the future of responsible investment – a blueprint for the next decade

We will be asking participants to contribute to four discussion topics:

  • Accountability – how should the PRI hold signatories to account?  
  • Sustainable Financial System – the characteristics and model for a sustainable financial system and the potential 7th principle 
  • How should PRI respond to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what are the key ESG issues that will impact the industry in the next 10 years? 
  • What are the main challenges you face in the region where the PRI can bring greater support? 

Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy and Research, PRI

1:20 Networking Lunch
2:00

Transition to a low carbon economy:  what do governments and PRI signatories need to meet the goal of “below 2 degrees?”

This session will discuss PRI’s role in supporting investors on climate change.  It will include PRI’s perspective on recent government action, shareholder resolutions, the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, future direction of the Montreal Carbon Pledge, and scaling-up low carbon and green investing. 

Led by: Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy and Research, PRI
2:30 A global force: PRI collaboration platform and ESG engagements
  • Outcomes from recent PRI-led collaborative engagements with companies
  • Tools and publications from the ESG Engagements team
  • Upcoming opportunities to get involved 
  • Key features and benefits of the PRI collaboration platform 
Olivia Watson, Head, Social and Environmental Issues, ESG Engagements, PRI 

Lauren Compere, Managing Director, Boston Asset Management

3:00 Human rights: a growing case for investor action
This session will look at:
  • The business case for investor awareness and action on human rights 
  • The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework – how is it useful for investors? 
Caroline Rees, President, Shift Project
3:45 Concluding comments 
Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy and Research, PRI
Carol Jeppesen, Senior US Network Manager, PRI
4:00 Close

Organiser

PRI

Where

The Non-Profit Centre
Conference Centre West
    89 South Street
    Boston MA 02111
    United States

When

16 Jun 2016 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US)

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