A Short History of Responsible Investing in Europe

Penny Shepherd shares a short history of responsible investing in Europe, the evolution from negative screening to impact investing, highlighting the drivers of change and the changing vocabulary of the field.


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Penny Shepherd is the chief executive of UKSIF. She is also a lay member of the Actuarial Profession’s Professional Regulation Executive Committee. Previously, she was the UKSIF executive director and played a leading role in championing the government’s SRI disclosure regulation for occupational pension funds and tripled UKSIF’s membership. Prior to these positions, she spent twenty years in the computer industry, where she advised financial services and other companies on business solutions. Ms. Shepherd was the first chief executive of the London Sustainability Exchange and has been a member of the Mayor of London's Sustainable Development Commission. She is also a former member of the Stakeholder Interests Working Group of the Actuarial Standards and Professional Oversight Board. Her leadership in socially responsible investment was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2000, and she was awarded an MBE for “services to sustainable economic development and socially responsible investment.”

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Length: 19min
Posted: 11/18/2010
Recorded On: 8/5/2010
CE Credits: .5 CE
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