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Press Briefing: Principles for Responsible Investment, Leaders Summit 2010, UN Global Compact
24 Jun 2010 -  The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative was established as a framework to help investors achieve better long�term investment returns and sustainable markets through analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment process and the exercise of responsible ownership practices. Panelists will provide a brief overview of the impact of the PRI Initiative, discuss the clear challenges set by the corporate sector to the investment community in the UN Global Compact/Accenture survey and urge companies and investors to work together to create the sustainability tipping point. Additional perspectives on the role of investors will be presented by Wolfgang Engshuber of Munich Reinsurance America; Martin Skancke, Asset Management Department, Norwegian Ministry of Finance; and Bill McGrew, Portfolio Manager, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Moderator: Gavin Power, Deputy Director, UN Global Compact

James Gifford, Executive Director, Principles for Responsible Investment

Donald MacDonald, Chair, Principles for Responsible Investment; Trustee, British Telecom Pension Scheme

Wolfgang Engshuber, Chief Administrative Officer, Board of Directors, Munich Reinsurance America

Martin Skancke, Director General, Asset Management Department, Norwegian Ministry of Finance

Bill McGrew, Portfolio Manager, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
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