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Seminar on Responsible Investment in South Africa

(New York, 1 September 2006) - On the 30th of August, Unisa Centre for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) in co-operation with the UN Global Compact Regional Learning Forum started an initiative intended to educate the South African market about responsible investment with an interactive seminar featuring some of the most important players in responsible investment.

According to CCC director, Derick de Jongh, responsible investment is becoming an increasingly important issue globally, and also for South African companies. A number of leading company and investment management company representatives from South Africa participated in the event.

Key issues that were discussed at the seminar were the need to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) into investment decisions, the need to become an active asset owner and the need to seek appropriate disclosure from companies being invested in.

Download the full meeting report here.