INVESTMENT INDUSTRY INITIATIVES
SOUTH AFRICA - ASSOCIATION FOR SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT SOUTH AFRICA (ASISA)
SinCo is a stakeholder and promoter of systemic changes in sustainable investment in emerging markets. Current investment industry initiatives are promoting ESG factors in investment practice, improving ratings systems, developing metrics for ESG performance attribution, and the role of the emerging discipline of impact investment.
ASISA RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS SUB-COMMITTEE
SinCo supports the work of Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) in the mission of "promoting a culture of savings and investment in South Africa by playing a significant role in the development of the social, economic and regulatory framework in which our members operate, thereby assisting members to serve their customers better".
PRUDENTIAL ASSETS WORKING GROUP [PAWG] 2009 - 2012
SinCo has accepted the invitation of the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa [ASISA] to head the working group of the Responsible Investments sub-committee tasked with exploring the fiduciary role of responsible investment and the opportunities to integrate environmental, social and corporate governance [ESG] factors in prudential asset management. The Prudential Assets Working Group [PAWG] is conducting a six-step project plan connecting current global and African best practice and stakeholder engagement. www.asisa.org.za/index.php/info-centre/responsible-investment.html
SinCo has been working with ASISA since 2009 providing secretarial and strategic support to the Responsible Investment sub-committee of the Board Investment Committee. SinCo Principal, Graham Sinclair, acts as Head of the Prudential Assets Working Group [PAWG].
DEFINITIONS WORKING GROUP
2011 - 2013
The Definitions Working Group [DWG] of the ASISA Responsible Investment Standing Committee is developing a working definition for its members.
SinCo has been working with colleagues in investment management in South Africa to develop an appropriate definition, explanation and point of reference for the sustainable investment theme in the region.
ASISA RI Standing Committee Meetings 2014
- 25 September 2014 10AM–12PM SAST
- 13 February 2014 10AM-12PM SAST
ASISA RI Standing Committee Meetings 2013
- Wed 11 Sep 2013 10:00 – 12:00 (SAST)
- Tue 21 May 2013 10:00 – 12:00 (SAST)
- Tue 11 Feb 2013 10:00 – 12:00 (SAST)
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