“BSP, IFC to enhance banks’ risk and governance tools” – Manila Bulletin – May 27, 2017

On May 27, 2017 the Manila Bulletin reported that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the IFC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to “ to enhance the banking system’s risk management and good governance tools, generally improving the “environmental, social and corporate governance” (ESG) of local banks.”

The BSP is a member of the Sustainable Banking Network (SBN), a capacity building and knowledge platform for banking regulatory authorities and bank associations stablished by IFC and several partners in 2012.

You may read the article on the Manila Bulletin internet site.

“Kigoda Responsible Investment Ranking 2017” – South Africa – May 26, 2017

In May 2017 Kigoda Consulting launched the Kigoda Responsible Investment Ranking 2017 of the ten largest asset managers in South Africa, which collective manage approximately two-thirds of assets under management in the country.

The report “uses the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa’s five principles and its practice recommendations to independently assess whether ten of the largest asset managers in South Africa have the policy frameworks and governance structures in place to implement sustainable and responsible investment, and to adequately disclose information on their responsible investment performance.”

You may read more on the Kigoda internet site, where you can also download an executive summary of the report.