STANDARDS WE SUBSCRIBE TO
27four is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). The Principles for Responsible Investment were developed by an international group of institutional investors reflecting the increasing relevance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues to investment practices. The process was convened by the United Nations Secretary-General. In signing the Principles, 27four publicly commits to adopting and implementing these Principles, where consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities.
The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016.
Financial markets need clear, comprehensive, high-quality information on the impacts of climate change. This includes the risks and opportunities presented by rising temperatures, climate-related policy, and emerging technologies in our changing world.
The Financial Stability Board created the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial information.
The Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA) was launched in Johannesburg today. This makes South Africa only the second country next to the UK to formally encourage institutional investors to integrate into their investment decisions sustainability issues such as environmental, social and governance (ESG).
We exercise our voting rights on behalf of our clients diligently because we believe it is one of the most effective ways of entrenching corporate citizenry. We therefore review the voting issues per resolution at each annual general meeting and vote in line with our policy. Every month we present the top 5 resolutions voted on.