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Universal Ownership: Why Environmental Externalities Matter to Institutional Investors

Jan 01, 2011 | PRI Association, UNEP Finance Initiative | PRI Association, UNEP Finance Initiative

This study provides an important rationale for factoring environmental, social and governance issues into decision-making procedures of large institutional investors that have a financial interest in the wellbeing of the economy as a whole. This report helps investors measure the unaccounted costs of business activities by putting a price on natural resources that power business but rarely show up on corporate balance sheets.