PRI Event: Investment Consultant Services Review and Asset Owner Workshop - Brisbane


At this event, the PRI will present their recently launched Investment Consultant Services Review in Brisbane on Thursday 15 March. The review examines the full suite of investment consultants’ service provision from an ESG perspective.

Investment consultants advise on the investment practices of trillions of dollars worldwide. They advise asset owners on funding decisions, asset allocation, manager selection and reporting, and they train sponsors and trustees on investment processes. They are a recognised source of authority and knowledge. The views that investment consultants hold about ESG factors have major implications for the sustainability of the financial system. 

The report finds that despite pockets of excellence, ESG considerations are not a standard part of the advice offered by investment consultants. There are many barriers in market structure, industry practice, and policy and regulation that need to be overcome. The PRI has identified a set of preliminary interventions that will be developed over the coming months to address these barriers – including improving incentives from asset owners, setting expectations on ESG integrated advice and changes to the policy and regulatory framework for investment consultants. 

Asset Owner Consultation

At this session, the PRI will also seek broader feedback from asset owners about how it can further empower and collectively enhance their responsible investment thinking and practices. A short, confidential survey, which asks for your perspectives on, and prioritisation of, the following issues, will serve as a primer for our in-person discussions:

  • the PRI Blueprint objectives, including empowering asset owners;
  • environmental, social and governance issues;
  • how effectively the PRI supports you; and
  • the value of ongoing asset owner resources.

To view the survey as a PDF, click here, and to complete it online, click here. The deadline to respond is 30 April.

This event is open to asset owners only. 

You do not need to be registered for CMSF to join this meeting.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

The PRI would like to thank CMSF for hosting this event.




CMSF, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


15 Mar 2018 03:30 PM - 04:20 PM (AEST)

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