The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) has called on public relations firm Lansons Communications to help realise its environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) ambitions.
UNPRI was set up in 2005 under six pillars of responsible investment. Seven years on, it boasts over a thousand signatory investment institutions that have around $30 trillion under management—one such institution is the Aberdeen Ethical World Fund, which was recently profiled by Blue & Green Tomorrow.
The recruitment of Lansons, the fourth largest independent PR consultancy firm in the UK, should help boost UNPRI’s mantra that investment organisations should seriously consider ESG issues in their portfolios.
“Asset managers vary in the degree to which ESG considerations are embedded in their day to day business”, Tony Langham, chief executive of Lansons told Blue & Green Tomorrow.
“We’ll be working with UNPRI to further its agenda and highlight the importance of its work.”
Meanwhile, Matthew McAdam, the recently-appointed head of communications at UNRPI, said, “We’re pleased to be working with Lansons to increase the global visibility of the PRI and raise the profile of ESG issues in the public sphere.”
Last month, a group of global investors from 12 countries that manage over $3 trillion in assets called for improved reporting of ESG activities, noting that morals and ethics should play evermore important roles in investment portfolios.
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