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ESG Integration for Higher Investment Returns: Interview with: Philippe Spicher, Chief Executive Officer, Inrate Ltd - European Pensions & Investments Summit


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An interview with: Philippe Spicher, Chief Executive Officer, Inrate Ltd, a sponsor company at the marcus evans European Pensions & Investments Summit 2013 who talks about his thoughts on sustainable investing.

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ESG Integration for Higher Investment Returns: Interview with: Philippe Spicher, Chief Executive Officer, Inrate Ltd - European Pensions & Investments Summit

  1. 1. ESG Integration for Higher Investment Returns Why is this more relevant to The analytical reports we prepare per pension funds today? sector or industry with that data, help pension funds and asset managers Economic development and growth can identify the companies that are less only be sustainable if the social, exposed to sustainability risks, and environmental and economic those that are best positioned to equilibriums are preserved. This is a capture the opportunities. fact. Considering that pension funds invest for the long-term, this makes sustainable investing highly relevant to them. Could ESG integration have aInterview with: Philippe Spicher, negative impact on a portfolio? HowChief Executive Officer, Inrate Ltd is it compatible with a pension fund’s fiduciary duty?“Economic development and growth canonly be sustainable if the social, There are numerous studies that show that ESG integration has no negative The financialenvironmental and economic impact on the financial performance of aequilibriums are preserved,” said portfolio, yet this question keeps comingPhilippe Spicher, Chief Executive Officer, up. It could also very well have aInrate Ltd. Considering that pension positive impact. criteriafunds are by definition long-terminvestors, it means they should invest in Fiduciary duty requires acting in theassets that take environmental, social best interest of the owner, who has an commonlyand governance (ESG) factors into interest in seeing financial returns fromaccount, he added. investments, but also in ensuring there is still a world in which they could enjoyA sustainability rating agency attending the fruits of their savings. in usethe marcus evans EuropeanPensions & Investments Summit As pessimistic as it sounds, this is2013 taking place in Montreux, unfortunately not an outcome that can shouldSwitzerland, 22 - 24 April, as a sponsor, be ruled out. Climate change really doesInrate’s Spicher defines ESG integration threaten the world as we know it.and discusses how it can have a positiveimpact on an investment portfolio. What are your ESG criteria? How do extend you assess companies?What do socially responsibleinvestment and ESG integration We look at two main components. First, to ESGmean? the impact that the company, its operations and products have on theInvestors have traditionally invested environment and society. A car emitstheir assets into securities according to gases and has a negative effect,financial criteria, such as the economic whereas renewable energy can have aperspectives of the underlying positive effect.companies. Broadly speaking, ESGintegration means including extra- Secondly, we look at how committed afinancial or, as commonly named now, company is to managing negativeESG factors into the investment impacts, if there is a true willingness toprocess, recognising that these can minimise them and what measures ithave a material impact. takes to do so.
  2. 2. About the European Pensions & Investments Summit 2013 The Investment Network – marcus evans Summits group This unique forum will take place at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, delivers peer-to-peer information Switzerland, 22 - 24 April 2013. Offering much more than any conference, on strategic matters, professional exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed trends and breakthrough industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive innovations. networking event. The Summit includes visionary presentations and interactive forums on geopolitical risks in the global economy, finding opportunities for steady returns in recalibrating markets and rethinking pension products to deliver sustainable benefits in a new systemic context. Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the Contact number of participants strictly Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits limited. Division Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Inrate LtdInrate Ltd is an independent sustainability rating agency active in Europe. It is based in Switzerland and has more than 20 years ofexperience in linking its know-how on sustainability with the financial markets.Inrate provides tailor-made solutions for investors who wish to consider ESG issues in their investments – either on the grounds ofsocially responsible investment or with the aim of minimizing extra-financial risks in traditional investment.www.inrate.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsAPAC Investments Summit - www.apacinvestmentssummit.comElite Summit - www.elitesummit.comEmerging Markets Investments Summit - www.emisummit.comPrivate Wealth Management Summit (North America) - www.privatewealthsummit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: