Not all ‘systems-level’ ESG issues are created equal: TIIP

Note: This article was originally published in Investment & Pensions Europe on March 24, 2017.

By: Susanna Rust

Frameworks_GuidelinesThe Investment Integration Project (TIIP) has produced guidelines aimed at helping asset owners and managers sift through “systems-level” environmental, societal, and financial issues to decide which are relevant to their investment processes.

According to Steve Lydenberg, founder and CEO of TIIP and author of the paper explaining the guidelines, being able to identify which issues were significant enough to be integrated into investment processes “is crucial for institutional investors because issues with too narrow a focus may prove irrelevant, ineffective, or even potentially detrimental to their management of long-term risks and rewards”.

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