Ethics and Systemic Risk

The Ethics and Systemic Risk Committee promote high standards of ethical behaviour aimed at reducing risk and promoting long-term sustainable returns. It is also concerned with the way companies approach their relations with external stakeholders and their response to matters of public concern such as taxation, fraud, bribery, corruption or unethical behaviour, political donations, and lobbying. A growing focus is on systemic risks facing investors and markets.

Viewpoints

Governance questions posed by the changing U.S. political landscape
Consistent with their stewardship obligations, institutional investors around the world regularly monitor and assess changing political dynamics, geopolitical tensions, economic stability and systemic risks. This broad purview of political assessment includes the outcomes of key elections in 2016 that triggered a new policy trajectory in important global markets where global institutional investors have considerable holdings and exposure.