Inclusive Banking, Credit, and Insurance
Community members and local businesses have access to banking and can open bank accounts (for personal and business purposes), particularly those systemically excluded from personal banking. Community members and local businesses have access to relevant financing opportunities (for personal and business needs) on reasonable terms, as well as to credit and/or loan guarantees, particularly those systemically excluded from business and personal financing. Community members and local business can purchase insurance to adequately protect their interests. Informal banking systems are recognised as essential alternative offerings and are supported to benefit those needing to access them.
This report offers insight into the debate around whether or not fiduciary duty is a legitimate barrier to investors integrating sustainability into their investment processes. It was produced by Principles for Responsible Investing in collaboration with UNEP and the UN Global Compact. The report is based on interviews with over fifty investors, policy makers, lawyers, and regulators.
21st Century Engagement: Investor Strategies for Incorporating ESG Considerations into Corporate Interactions
This guide from Ceres and Black Rock aims to empower investors who are engaging companies on sustainability issues. It explores different tactics (such as shareholder proposals and proxy votes) and outlines methods for asking the 'right' questions. It also includes sample questions investors can ask companies to better understand their approach to sustainability.
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