Fiona Reynolds was the CEO of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) from 2013 to 2021.
The UN PRI was created in 2006 to promote the incorporation of ESG Factors (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) into investment decision-making. It currently has 4900+ signatories (Asset Owners and Investment Management Firms) representing $120+ Trillion in AUM (Assets Under Management) in over 80 countries. Prior to UN PRI, Fiona Reynolds was the CEO of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, a non-profit organization representing Australia’s $1.6 trillion profit-to-member superannuation industry. She previously studied Public Policy at Deakin University.
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Fiona’s career progression from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees to the UN PRI.
Origins and Early Days of UN PRI as an organization.
Creation of the Six Principles and Growth in Signatories.
Evolution in Responsible Investment and ESG Integration.
Fiona’s Leadership Challenges and Collective Accomplishments at UN PRI.
Role of Public Policy in ESG: Inevitable Policy Response (IPR).
Case Studies on ESG:
UN PRI Initiatives on Climate Change (E of ESG):
Focus on S of ESG: Human Rights Issues such as Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
Special Focus on the Role/Importance of Women in ESG Progression (for International Women’s Day on March 8th)
Notable Female Advocates on ESG:
Fiona Reynolds’ Current Advisory Engagement Portfolio:
Advice to future generations on meaningful careers in ESG and Sustainable Finance.
Note: This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The interview took place on 8th March 2023.