GES Newsletter
October 5, 2010

At the annual PRI in Person event starting today in San Francisco, GES Investment Services’ President and Managing Director Magnus Furugård has been invited together with the world’s leading security company G4S to speak about their successful investor engagement process that has resulted in a pioneering drive to improve labour standards in emerging markets.

On October 5-6, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) welcomes over 800 investor signatories from 45 countries, representing over USD 22 trillion, to its annual conference PRI in Person. It takes place in San Francisco at the famous Fairmont Hotel, where the UN Charter was originally signed in 1945. The program promises “two days packed of…engaging panels, debates and round tables by PRI signatories, industry experts and thought leaders”.

Among these is a session with Magnus Furugård, President and Managing Director of GES Investment Services, who will discuss successful approaches to collaborative engagement in a panel also consisting of Helen Parris, Director of Investor Relations, G4S, Ann Byrne, CEO, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, Mark Preisinger, Director of Corporate Governance, The Coca-Cola Company, and John Wilson, Head of Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF.

GES and G4S have specifically been invited by the UNPRI to share their experiences from a long investor engagement process sparked by a number of labour disputes, which has made the company take an industry lead in improving labour standards in emerging markets. The positive outcome was officially acknowledged in April 2010. 

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Furugård, President and Managing Director, GES International