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The State of Play in Sustainability Assurance

As the drive toward a global system for sustainability-related reporting continues, investors, regulators and policymakers are turning their attention to the important role of assurance in ensuring high-quality reporting. With the growing importance of—and reliance on—sustainability information, low-quality assurance is an emerging…

‘Global remit of the PRI must come into play’

The crowd at PRI in Person is always a tonic, and some Barcelona winter sunshine was also very welcome. Hot on the heels of a mixed bag at COP27, the global investment community were urged to recommit to keeping the 1.5 degree goal in play with a call for continued collaboration on climate issues. Board member Takeshi Kimura (Nippon Life Insurance Company) put the challenge to the global investor community perfectly: “We need to be future makers, not future takers”.