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When we think about impact investing it is sometimes argued that we live in an age of excessive short-term thinking in capitalism what would be a way that holistic thinking could. Help address this the way. That we think about holistic investing is really thinking about corporate value creation and everything that that entails we signed the UN principles for responsible investing back in 2011 and we do. Get pushback actually in North America for a number of our institutional investors that said wait a second we want you to focus on returns and we said well yes we are focusing on returns and these other factors are really important as important is understanding how that company is going to execute on their financial. Plan as important as understanding the. Competitive environment and so more. And more institutional investors are looking at ways that we can bolster returns through positive engagements and opening. New markets we've started realizing that in our drug development process we've been so focused on getting drugs to patients that we weren't taking the holistic approach about the totality of its impact once it got into the patients hands and they were done with that so. Now we're bringing it into phase one of our development getting people to start thinking differently and sooner because we could potentially be increasing the access to health care based on how we decide to develop that molecule into a medicine we were originally an oil and gas company that ran a bunch of coal-fired. Power stations and today. We're one of the energy companies in Europe with the biggest concentration of. Renewable assets stable frameworks provided by governments allowed us to mature supply chain mature operational efficiencies promote technology development and it provided stable outlooks for investors to come in the model we have. Applied has been to build and divest 50 percent to bring in more cash to continue the growth whether you're thinking about governance which of course is extremely important or whether you're. Talking about environmental or social issues these are issues that can have significantly affect the return trajectory of companies and so we believe as investors that unless you. Incorporate these issues in your analysis of a company and its growth trajectory you're missing part of the boat if we are to progress this agenda as fast as we need to do then it requires a combination of companies that can deliver on target it requires vast investments and. It requires policy makers. That provide frameworks that make this a good business case. Because if businesses don't deliver a financial value then they certainly won't deliver a societal value I know one of the things that were really focused on are employees of stakeholders. And they need to be at the forefront of the decisions you're making and companies must be accountable for rescaling retraining and making. Sure they are a viable part of why we are so successful it means treating people the way. That you want to be treated and it means thinking about the future and the future generations.

 


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Thu, 09 May 2019 12:07:05 GMT
William Blair Brokers Cut Earnings Estimates for Foundation Building Materials Inc (FBM) - Finance Daily
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