Istanbul workshop on principles for responsible investment

21 Jan 2010

The UN-backed 'Principles for Responsible Investment' workshop organized by the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges and hosted by Istanbul Stock Exchange took place at the Istanbul Stock Exchange Conference Hall on Thursday, 21 January 2010. The workshop presented opportunities for Turkish investors to learn from and share their experiences with peers on environmental, social and corporate governance issues.

The 'Principles for Responsible Investment' (PRI) is coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the UN Global Compact. The Principles are open to all institutional investors, investment managers and professional service partners to support and espouse environmental, social and corporate governance considerations.

In just three years the number of major global investors signing up to the UN-backed 'Principles for Responsible Investment' Initiative has soared from 50 to over 600, representing US$18 trillion of assets and 37 countries. It is a clear recognition by mainstream institutional investors of the importance of environmental, social and corporate governance issues to investment processes.

Venue: Istanbul Stock Exchange Conference Hall 
            İstanbul Menkul Kıymetler Borsası Reşitpaşa Mah. Tuncay ARTUN Cd. EMİRGAN 34467 Istanbul
Time: 13.30-18.00
Date: Thursday, 21 January 2010

Media representatives need to register to attend the workshop. To register, please visit www.unpri.org/event/Turkey10/

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