Building on the inter-association collaboration that helped create the Global Framework for ESG and Securities Lending (GFESL) in May 2021, SASLA is working with PASLA, CASLA, ISLA and RMA to build a common repository of ESG related resources for market participants.
In October 2021 these five associations founded the Global Alliance of Securities Lending Associations (GASLA), which will focus on global priorities for the securities lending industry, including ESG.
GASLA Launches Updated Global Framework for ESG and Securities Lending
A best practice paper created by ISLA – supported, endorsed and promoted by GASLA. The paper provides background information on why voting is important in the context of ESG, a summary of relevant global regulation and guidance on best practice options.
A framework created by PASLA – supported, endorsed and promoted by GASLA. A schematic of the main elements of securities lending that impact ESG within securities lending, as per an industry wide survey. Each element is reviewed, and market participants are provided with specific actions that can be adopted to ensure that their securities lending programs reflect their individual ESG attitudes. To be updated on an ongoing basis.
An RMA paper that tackles the most common misconceptions concerning securities lending and offers some new perspectives.
A report from the RMA and State Street that reviews data and existing literature to consider issues that impact the sustainability of securities lending programs.
Drafted by ISLA and Allen Overy, a review of why ESG principles are important throughout the investment process and the role of securities lending in the transition to a sustainable economy.
A videocast prepared by Linklaters that summarizes the ESG related disclosure requirements required in Japan and their impact on the asset management community.
An RMA created opinion piece summarizing results of a survey of institutional investors and their approach to ESG within securities lending.
The results of a survey undertaken by PASLA and EY to determine industry participants’ main concerns in relation to ESG.
NN Investment Partners, an asset owner, outlines how they feel able to integrate their ESG principles within their lending programme.
Article from IFLR outlining Japan’s EPSF’s “Report by the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance”.
Article from AsianInvestor summarizing the results of an industry survey of buy side institutions and their concerns of the overlap of ESG and securities lending.