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Value Driver Toolkit

Utilizes key business metrics to determine the return on investment of corporate sustainability activities. The Model & Toolkit offer companies a simple and direct approach to assess and communicate the financial impact of their sustainability strategies. Likewise, the toolkit helps investors to effectively integrate sustainability data into their existing investment processes. (UNGC/PRI, 2014)
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Sustainable Stock Exchanges: A Report on Progress

Aims to capture the progress of the world’s largest exchanges and holding companies on promoting corporate sustainability since 2010. Based on a survey and in-depth expert interviews, the report explores efforts made by stock exchanges towards increasing environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and considers market circumstances and factors that enable or dissuade stock markets from advancing in this area. (UNGC/PRI/UNCTAD/Aviva Investors/Responsible Research, 2012)
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Principles for Responsible Investment

There is a growing view among investment professionals that ESG issues affect the performance of investment portfolios. Investors fulfilling their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty therefore need to give appropriate consideration to these issues, but to date have lacked a framework for doing so. The Principles for Responsible Investment, jointly developed by a group of the world's largest institutional investors, provide this framework. The principles are voluntary and aspirational. They are not prescriptive, but instead provide a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into mainstream investment decision-making and ownership practices. (UNGC/UNEP-FI, 2006)
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Who Cares Wins – Future Proof?

WCW_outcomes This report presents the outcomes of the Who Cares Wins initiative that was launched in 2004 as a joint initiative of the financial industry and the UN Global Compact, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Swiss Government. The aim was to support the financial industry's efforts to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into mainstream investment decision-making and ownership practices through a series of high-level meetings with investment professionals. (UNGC/FDFA/IFC, 2008)
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Who Cares Wins – New Frontiers in Emerging Markets Investment

WCW_2007 This report presents the conclusions of the Who Cares Wins Annual Event 2007. It includes examples of how leading professionals on the buy and sell sides are integrating ESG issues into their emerging markets work. The resulting recommendations are a further step in the ESG evolution, while a better consideration of ESG issues in emerging markets investments will help to foster stronger and more resilient financial markets, and contribute to the sustainable development of societies in emerging countries. (UNGC/FDFA/IFC, 2007)
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Who Cares Wins – Communicating ESG Value Drivers at the Company-Investor Interface

Zurich_Report_WhoCaresWins The financial industry is moving towards a tipping point with respect to environmental, social and governance issues finding their way into mainstream financial markets. This is supported by asset owners demanding that ESG factors are better factored into long-range portfolio management, including shareholder engagement. This report from the Who Cares Wins Annual Event 2006 reveals that there is now a significant opportunity for companies to communicate the ways in which ESG implementation efforts — through initiatives such as the UN Global Compact — link to value drivers. (UNGC/FDFA/IFC, 2006)
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Who Cares Wins – Investing For Long-Term Value

ifltv.gif A report on the 2005 conference "Investing for Long-Term Value – Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance Value Drivers in Asset Management and Financial Research". (UNGC/IFC/FDFA, 2005)
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"Who Cares Wins": One Year On

OneYearOn This report reviews progress over 2004 against the recommendations of the Global Compact's June 2004 report, “Who Cares Wins: Connecting Financial Markets to a Changing World”. The current report highlights areas of progress, identifies key trends and notes areas where the call for action has yet to be met. (UNGC/IFC, 2005)
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Who Cares Wins – Connecting Financial Markets to a Changing World

publication_image009.gif The mainstream financial industry today is presented with a unique opportunity to bring social and environmental issues into investment analysis, research and recommendations. The industry can be a major lever of positive change by recognizing and rewarding companies that have a commitment to ESG principles. 20 major investment companies, under the auspices of the Global Compact, developed and endorsed the “Who Cares Wins” initiative and report, which sets out bold recommendations on how the industry and other financial stakeholders should be addressing the issues. (UNGC/FDFA, 2004)
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