SFM Social Media Director Kazutaka Kuroda reports on Japan's METI project on favourable relationship between companies and investors

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) calls for evidence and information regarding favourable relationships between companies and investors in a project. The consultation is available at http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2013/1016_02.html. The METI's project has also developed a short paper explaining the public consultation, which is posted at http://www.meti.go.jp/press/2013/10/20131016001/20131016001-3.pdf.

SFM Participant Keith Ambachtsheer on Long Horizon Investing

A recent, thoughtful letter from SFM Participant Keith Ambachtsheer is just below, and touches on the essential subject of Incentives and Compensation in regards to time horizons and investment decisions.

RICPM’s recent workshop with Generation, as the letter describes, highlighted two related action steps in this regard

1.  Design and implement concentrated long horizon investment mandates

2. Develop a ‘Model Investment Mandate’

There’s also sections on Integrated Reporting and Investment Income Monitoring techniques.

Registration Now Open for SFM/SIPC Webinar with Catherine Howarth on August 15 – Pension Funds and Climate Risk

The Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (SFM) and Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) are very pleased to present a discussion with Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive of ShareAction “ Pension funds and climate risk” with a particular focus on ShareAction’s Green Light project and forthcoming report.

Final Response to Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Request for Comment on Conceptual Framework

From specific supporting individuals of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets – hearty thanks to Cary Krosinsky, Keith L. Johnson, Mark Van Clieaf, and Alan Willis for spearheading this effort and to all of you who contributed your thoughts & considerations. Our response can be found here: SASB_Comment_by_NSFM Final Version + a few late signatories July 27

Final Response to UK Law Commission on Fiduciary Duty

From Fiduciary Duty Working Group & specific supporting individuals of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets – hearty thanks to Keith L. Johnson and Dr Frank Jan de Graaf for spearheading this effort and to all of you who contributed your thoughts & considerations.

Our response can be found here: SFM Response to UK Law Commission on Fid Duty (Sigs Added 15 July 2013)