Till Hendrik Jung
+49 89 54418462
Profession / Affiliation
Director Business Development
oekom research AG
Areas of Expertise
Born in 1978, Till Jung graduated in political and social sciences from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and the Free University of Berlin, where he wrote his master thesis on CSR strategies of companies.
In 2004, he joined the independent Munich-based rating agency oekom research. As an analyst he was responsible for the corporate research in sectors including automobile and machinery. Since 2010, he is Director International Relations, since May 2011 Director Business Development at oekom research and mainly responsible for client relations and business development. Member of the PRI Fixed Income Working Group.
More than 1,200 institutional investors, asset managers and financial institutions have committed themselves by recognising the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to integrate sustain-ability criteria into their investment. Together they manage more than US$30 trillion, representing a share of around 45 percent of global investments. A success story, then? This chapter gives an overview of the aims and development of the PRI, introduces the contents of the six principles and highlights the opportunities and risks of signing the PRI for investors and asset managers. The updating of the success story requires – according to the authors – a dual strategy: outreach and enlarging the membership and opinion leaders supporting responsible investments and, at the same time, going deeper – focussing on improving the quality of implementation of the PRI by the signatories in addition to further expansion. The chapter is a starting point for the development of the PRI and concentrates on evolution and development of the PRI in terms of “broadening and deepening”.