Industry bodies agree standardised responsible investment definitions

Including CFA Institute and UN PRI

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The CFA Institute, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment body and the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance have agreed harmonised definitions for responsible investment terms.

The guidance provides five key definitions for responsible investing terms: screening; ESG integration; thematic investing; stewardship; and impact investing. It aims to clarify these existing terms, rather than create new ones, to counter confusion about what different responsible investment strategies seek to achieve by clearly differentiating the objectives of the approaches. The guidance is intended as a resource for investors, regulators, policymakers, and market participants, offering clear definitions for responsible investment approaches rather than criteria for product labell...

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