21 Aug '11, 8pm

CRISA and Regulation 28: South Africa Boosts Sustainable Investing

"ESG issues are mainstream investment considerations and not peripheral, especially at a time the world is facing serious sustainability challenges." John Oliphant, Chairman, Committee on Responsible Investing by Institutional Investors in South Africa [1] So far, 2011 has been a banner year for sustainable investing among South Africa's institutional investors. In March, the National Treasury issued a revamped version of Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, which regulates R 1.1 trillion (USD 152.5 billion) in private pension funds and R 1 trillion (USD 138 billion) in the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), South Africa's first signatory to the international Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).[2] The revised Regulation 28, which went into effect on July 1 and will become mandatory in January, makes it clear that the South African government is serious a...

Full article: http://www.justmeans.com/CRISA-Regulation-28-South-Africa...

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