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Investor Forum: slides presented at the ICGN Global Stewardship Forum on 4 December 2018

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FTfm- Andy Griffiths, the cheery scrapper who keeps UK plc in line

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Investor Forum Appointment

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Financial Times – Unilever U-turn shows how angry shareholders are securing change

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Investor Forum – Factsheet

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Investor Forum comment following the statement from the Board of Unilever

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Investor Forum responds to media questions regarding Unilever’s proposed simplification plan

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The Economist – Asset managers get involved in the companies they own

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Collective Engagement Framework Review 2018

Review of the Forum’s Collective Engagement Framework, the step-by-step guide which is used in all engagements.
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Video Clip: Annual Review 2017

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Response to the FRC Initial consultation on the future direction of the UK Stewardship Code

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Investor Forum 2017 Review sees rise in collective engagements – IR Magazine

The Investor Forum has published its 2017 Review of Activities, identifying the companies with which it engaged last year – revealing a rise in its collective engagement activity – and providing an update on its stewardship activities.
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The Investor Forum Review: 2017

A look at the 2017 Review and the appointment of Sir Peter Gershon to the Investor Forum Board.
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The art of quiet diplomacy – IR Magazine

The Investor Forum is proving its worth in backing engagement between UK shareholders and companies.
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Podcast: Modern Slavery and the supply chain in the Apparel Sector

An EY Podcast with Andy Griffiths and Victoria Sant.
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BankingFutures Pathway to Long-Term Value project

The Investor Forum has today published the results of a survey undertaken in response to the recommendations of the BankingFutures Pathway to Long-Term Value project.
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Investor Forum S-360 – An investor toolkit: Working practices in the Apparel Sector

The Investor Forum today publishes a document providing investors with a framework to analyse the complex issue of working practices in the apparel industry and a practical toolkit to help incorporate these perspectives into the investment process.
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Investor Forum S-360 Event – Stewardship in Fixed Income

How can Fixed Income managers be effective stewards and what challenges need to be addressed?
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The Investor Forum appoints Paul Coombes and James Macpherson to its Board

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Banks pressed to release more non-financial data

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BankingFutures – Banking Small Businesses: Forging Closer Ties between Banks and the Real Economy.

The report, authored by BankingFutures Co-Chairs, recommends a range of bank and government measures to support SME access to finance, advice, protection and redress, especially in the light of the Brexit vote.
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BankingFutures – Pathway to Long-Term Value: Identifying and Defining Long-Term Value Drivers for Banks

The report, authored by BankingFutures Co-Chairs and the Investor Forum, identifies five milestones and a series of practical recommendations to improve communications and support long-term value creation.
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Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee’s Corporate Governance Report

The Investor Forum Response to the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee’s Corporate Governance Report.
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Unilever’s long-term focus creates resonating value

Article in the Daily Telegraph by Simon Fraser & Andy Griffiths.
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Engagement activity of the Investor Forum

Andy Griffiths highlights the engagement activity of the Investor Forum in IR Magazine.
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Response to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform

The Investor Forum has responded to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform. The Forum’s response is informed by its broad experience of practical engagement with Companies.
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The Investor Forum Review for 2015-2016

View the press release for the 2015-2016 Annual Review.
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The Investor Forum appoints Schroders’ Jessica Ground to its Board

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Andy Griffiths speaks at the Sustainable Investment Forum

To consider and discuss asset owner perspectives on the past, present and future of sustainable investment, FTSE Russell hosted an asset owner roundtable in London on 6 December 2016. This panel formed part of a high profile event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the FTSE4Good Index Series and the launch of the ESG Ratings data model on FTSE Russell’s online client analytics platform (QSD).
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Collective Engagement Framework

The Investor Forum today announces the launch of its Collective Engagement Framework. This is a step by step guide for investors which details how they can participate collectively with other investors through the Investor Forum, and within the confines of the law and regulatory regime, in order to address corporate governance and strategic concerns directly with company boards.
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Sports Direct International plc – Update on Independent Review and Workers’ Representative

The Investor Forum today issues a press release responding to the statement made by Sports Direct International plc regarding the update on the Independent Review and Workers' Representative.
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Sports Direct’s AGM and collective shareholder meeting

The Investor Forum today issues a press release responding to events surrounding Sports Direct's AGM and collective shareholder meeting.
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Sports Direct International plc – calling for an independent review of its entire governance practices

The Investor Forum today issues a press release calling on Sports Direct International plc to commit to a fully independent review of its entire governance practices.
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Three year funding commitment from leading investors and Government endorsement for values and objectives

The Investor Forum announces that it has secured a three year funding commitment from leading investors and has Government endorsement for its values and objectives. The commitment moves the Forum to a sustainable operating model and provides a platform from which it can engage with all of its current members and other asset managers and owners. The Forum will now launch a membership fee consultation and begin the next phase of its development, resource the team to deliver a range of stewardship services to investors and company boards and scale its engagement impact in a safe and secure environment. What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...
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Simon Fraser profiled in the Financial Times: Face to Face

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The Investor Forum formally launches its inaugural discussion paper, new website and announced its newly-formed Board of Directors

On the 27 October, at a joint event with BIS and the IMA, the Investor Forum formally launched its inaugural discussion paper, new website and announced its newly-formed Board of Directors. At the event, Anne Richards, CIO of Aberdeen Asset Management, introduced the speakers as host,which were Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State, Helena Morrissey, Chairman of the IMA and Simon Fraser, Chairman of the Investor Forum. The event was well attended by the Forum’s key stakeholders in the investment community. These included portfolio managers, corporate governance professionals, asset owners, investment consultants and regulators.
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