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Environmental Damage

Universal Ownership ... Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors


Peter Burgess

Universal Ownership ... Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors

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The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UNEP Finance Initiative commissioned Trucost Plc to conduct research for this report. Trucost:

  • Richard Mattison, Chief Operating Officer;
  • Mark Trevitt, Research Analyst;
  • Liesel van Ast, Research Editor
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI):
  • James Gifford, Executive Director;
  • Narina Mnatsakanian, Head of Networks & Global Outreach;
  • Olivia Watson,Manager Investor Engagements;
  • Christina Zimmerman, Manager, Public Policy & UN Engagements;
  • Valeria Piani, Head Investor Engagements;
  • Andreas Hoepner, Academic Fellow
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI):
  • Paul Clements-Hunt, Head;
  • Butch Bacani, Programme Officer, Insurance & Investment;
  • Ivo Mulder, Programme Officer, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services / Water & Finance
Project coordinators:
  • Narina Mnatsakanian
  • Olivia Watson
This report is based on research conducted by Trucost, and a series of workshops and meetings with experts in the investment field including PRI signatories. While the views expressed in this report are entirely the responsibility of the authors, we would like to thank the following people for their comments and contributions to this project:
  • Professor Quentin Grafton, Australian National University;
  • Raj Thamotheram, AXA;
  • Paul Hilton, Calvert;
  • Rob Berridge, Ceres;
  • Nick Edgerton, Colonial First State;
  • Pavan Sukhdev, Deutsche Bank / UNEP WCMC;
  • David Couldridge, Element Investment Managers;
  • James Spurgeon, ERM;
  • Sagarika Chatterjee, F&C;
  • Nada Villermain-Lecolier, FRR;
  • Sophie Barbier, FRR;
  • Paul Lee, Hermes;
  • Nick Robins, HSBC;
  • Stephanie Pfeifer, IIGCC;
  • Nathan Fabian, IGCC;
  • Jessica van der Meer, IISD;
  • Wolfgang Engshuber, Munich Re America;
  • Annelisa Grigg, Natural Value Initiative, FloraFauna International;
  • Valborg Lie, Norwegian Ministry of Finance;
  • Trude Myklebust, Norwegian Ministry of Finance;
  • Wilhelm Mohn, Norwegian Ministry of Finance;
  • Julie Fox Gorte, Pax World;
  • Pieter van Stijn, PGGM;
  • Saskia van den Dool, PGGM;
  • Danielle Essink Zuiderwijk, Robeco;
  • Lara Yacob, Robeco;
  • Professor Jim Hawley, St Mary’s College California;
  • Julie McDowell, Standard Life;
  • Seiji Kawazoe, Sumitomo;
  • Joshua Bishop, TEEB D3 Study Leader;
  • John Wilson, TIAA – CREF;
  • Craig MacKenzie, Scottish Widows;
  • Peter de Simone, US Social Investment Forum;
  • David Russell, USS;
  • Danielle Welsh, VicSuper;
  • Craig Hanson, WRI;
  • Professor Robert Goodland, WRI;
  • Charlie Iceland, WRI;
  • Professor Robert Repetto, UN Foundation;
  • Dr John Llewellyn, Llewellyn Consulting.
Report sub-editor: Adam Garfunkel Copyright © 2011 PRI Association and UNEP Finance Initiative
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